Doreen Bergum is currently The Métis Elder for Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3. Born in an era when it was illegal to express and practice her Métis Culture. She is proud to educate and share her knowledge and joy of the Métis Culture. As the Elder Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, she opens conferences, meetings and cultural events with prayer. Sharing the wisdom and culture of our Métis Ancestors, Doreen teaches jigging, beading, moccasin making and capote making. Her drive comes from her commitment to teaching her Métis Culture to the youth as an important part of our Canadian History and in maintaining the Métis Culture for future generations.