An important part of nationbuilding is defining the homeland.
Answer: There is no detailed map of the historic homeland with clear, definite borders. The historic homeland consists of west-central North America from Ontario through to British Columbia, across the Prairie Provinces, includes the Northern United States and also stretches into the Northwest Territories. These are the lands that sustained the Métis and gave birth to a nation with a unique cultural identity and distinct history. The Métis Nation is distinct from other mixed -blood communities who have only recently identified themselves as Métis, such as those in Labrador and other parts of Eastern Canada.