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Introduction to Métis Culture

The presenter will communicate knowledge of Métis people and their history in Canada. Students will generate a class web on the contributions and traditions of the Métis people to Canadian culture. The presenter will use photos, artifacts and Traditional Métis clothing to prompt student learning about the Métis culture. The presenter will also show introductory videos of the Métis people, their traditions and contributions to Canadian culture.

Classroom Preparation:

  • Cleared desks
  • Presentation requires board space to hang photographs or Document Camera
  • DVD player or computer with projector and speakers needed

Time Frame:

  • Elementary School: 90 minutes
  • Middle school: one scheduled block time


During scheduled Syós:ys week


Click here for the video about Metis jigging.

Additional Resources:

Click here for the video about Metis Rights (1 hour video).
Click here for the video Metis Youth Express Yourself!
This is a virtual museum that includes information on Metis people in Canada.