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 


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