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