Have you ever tried mapping your Metis family? With a little hard work, research, and some mapping skills, you can trace the geographic range of your family and determine many things about your family, including the various communities they lived in, the places where they hunted and traveled, and perhaps even what tribal nations and bands they were affiliated with.
When examining my ancestors, I was able to trace them to several key places associated with the historic Metis Nation, including places such as:
Not surprisingly, the area where my family derives from is entirely within what has been determined to be the official Metis Nation Homeland (see below map)
Have you tried mapping your family yet?