St. Albert Historical Society AGM and Film Screening

On March 3, 2011, the St. Albert Historical Society held their AGM at the Musée Héritage Museum.  Following the meeting, the film, A Living History of Métis Families as told by Dorothy Chartrand, was shown.  This film was produced and directed by Judy Iseke and told the story of Dorothy Chartrand’s family and life.  Dorothy Chartrand (née Bellerose) is a Métis woman who is a member of the St. Albert community.  She did research into her family history and told stories of her family’s experiences in the community from the 1800s to today. 
The film was well attended and featured various archival records as well as Dorothy Chartrand’s personal family photographs.  The film outlined the challenges that Chartrand came across while conducting genealogical research in addition to highlighting the history of St. Albert as experienced by a Métis family. Judy Iseke has done a remarkable job of capturing stories from St. Albert’s past.  She shared with those who attended the screening her experiences of producing the film and the personality of Dorothy Chartrand.  The website for the film is http://www.ourelderstories.com/.
 Here are some images from the film screening…