Although not exclusively worn by the Métis, the sash has become a cornerstone of Métis identity. Sashes are worn by Métis of all ages and by both genders – a departure from historical tradition when only men wore them. This section honours the proud heritage of Métis Elders and veterans. This section contains the bulk of the Virtual Museum’s Oral History collection and contains the vast majority of historical photographs donated to the Institute by the Métis community. It also contains all print information relating to Métis resistance and communities.