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Historians generally portray the causes of the War of 1812 as originating outside of Canada¡¯s borders, but this has not prevented Canadians from viewing the repulsion of the American invasions of 1812-14 as the foundation of modern Canada. Due to its conflict with Napoleon, Britain could only provide a small contingent of troops to defend Canada, and these troops by themselves would surely have failed without the support of the M¨¦tis, First Nations and local Canadian militias. The spirited defence of Canada by all these groups contributed to a distinctive Canadian identity, but until very recently, M¨¦tis contributions during the War of 1812 have not been well known or recognized. The articles in this section each highlight some of the contributions of M¨¦tis during the War of 1812.
In the summer of 2012, several students who were part of the MNO Summer Youth Program participated in a historical re-enactment of one of the battles during the War of 1812.? These students represented M¨¦tis who were involved in the war. These students produced a video documenting their experience. เกมยิงปลาสุดยอดเกมทำเงินอันดับ 1Click here to view the video.
The M¨¦tis involvement in the War of 1812 is an example of how the M¨¦tis, along with First Nations and European newcomers, are among Canada¡¯s founding peoples.