Métis Finger Weaving

Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: Musée Héritage Museum

Program Delivery: In School, Virtual, and In Person

The Métis is a cultural symbol for the Métis people and a way to outwardly show pride in their Métis heritage. Learn the history of the sash and how it was a multi-use tool during the fur trade. Students will have a chance to examine various sashes and learn how they are made.

This hands-on activity is suitable for every grade level and a great 30 minute addition to a field trip.  

 

Curriculum

  • Indigenous Canada
  • Métis Symbolism 

 

Student Outcomes

  • Appreciate how the languages, traditions, celebrations and stories of their families, groups and communities contribute to their sense of identity and belonging 
  • Learn about Métis symbolism

Teacher Feedback

I have done clay projects with you for as long as I can remember. Once again, everything was AMAZING! We have a new grade partner this year who had never been, and she absolutely loved it! The instructors are always excellent, They explain and guide the students in manageable chunks to make it easy for the kids to follow along. I love that you allow extra parents to come and assist. I especially like that the projects are always connected to the curriculum! Thanks again.

Bishop David MotiukGr 3, “Nunavut Kayaks” Clay Program

The Peru and Indigenous Peoples of Canada program perfectly connected Gr 3 Social Studies content with some Gr 4 Social Studies content. We had lots to talk about after.

Lynnwood SchoolGr 3/4, “Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada” Museum program

The instructor was amazing. She engaged the students in the Métis culture. The activity was hands on and informative.

St. Edmund SchoolGr 4 “Metis Contemporary Beading” Gallery Indigenous In-School Program