Doreen Bergum

Métis Elder, Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3

Doreen Bergum is a Métis Elder from the 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 a Metis Elder , 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.  

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