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On September 22, 2017, our beloved matriarch and founder of Michif Cultural Connections, Honourable Senator Thelma J. Chalifoux, passed on surrounded by loving family and supportive caregivers. This page is a gathering place for articles, interviews, features, and videos of the late Senator, in order to provide inspiration to the Métis community who are tasked with carrying on her formidable legacy.


NAIT Elder in Residence

Senator Chalifoux served as the NAIT Elder in Residence after her mandatory retirement from the Senate.

NAIT Senator Chalifoux Award

Sharing Memories Interview

By Jesse Twain

Senator Chalifoux talks about her early life, family, and Métis upbringing.

Métis Elder: Honourable Thelma Chalifoux

By Crystal Swan and Jeff Chalifoux

Métis Elder and former Canadian Senator, Honourable Thelma Chalifoux has been a trail blazer for the Métis people. This short documentary film is in honour of her contribution to the advancement of her people.

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