Michif is one of the languages of the Métis people. Literally just a Métis pronunciation of the word “Métis,” Michif usually refers to the mixed language born of French nouns and Cree verbs (plus a little extra English and Saulteaux) which is spoken throughout mainly North Dakota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Called “Southern Michif” by some language advocates, it is just one of the languages sometimes called Michif–others include Michif-Cree, Northern Michif or Ile-a-la-Crosse Michif, and Michif-French.
About the administrator
My name is Kai and I am Métis, born and raised in northeastern Wisconsin. I have connections to both Great Lakes and Red River communities (family names: LaRocque, LaPlante, Landry, Beaudoin), as well as to the Polish-American communities of Wisconsin and Chicago. I am a current college student who hopes to work on revitalizing our Michif language. I started this blog as a teenager to document my journey. My knowledge of Michif comes from community resources, linguistics papers, and listening to elders. I have some background in formal linguistics and have also studied Anishinaabemowin and Plains Cree.
I also run a blog about indigenous history, my other passion, here.
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