Today in our Project Spotlight, we have a look at the work done by Seed Researcher Laura-Lee Karen Burey in the Winter term of 2016.

Burey’s topic was Racial Intermixture in Canada and Latin America: the Métis and and the Mestizo in History, and the objective was to reveal the true story of the Métis people in the Niagara Region and the Mestizo people of Latin America by connecting their histories of colonial transculturation and racial intermixtures. Part of this project included the creation of an exhibit at the Welland Museum using their existing Métis collection and correlating it with the Mestizo culture. The below poster displays several of the artifacts explored in Burey’s work, along with more detail on the process of the project.

Research by Laura-Lee Karen Burey

Burey’s work uncovered numerous connections between the Métis and Mestizo cultures. What do you think? Have you observed similar or additional connections between these two cultures? Did you get to see Burey’s exhibition in person? We’d love to hear about it!