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Classroom Resources

Rupertsland Centre for Teaching and Learning (RCTL) is continually developing new resources to engage learners of all ages with Métis education. Find links below to all our resources. If you have a resource to request, or would like support in how to use our resources, contact us at education@rupertsland.org. 

Digital Stories

Digital stories are classroom learning resources of oral histories shared by story-tellers from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. Each story is accompanied by a video, a transcript, and printable or digital teaching resources. We are committed to honouring Métis culture and the authentic voices and stories of the Métis people, while also introducing and equipping teachers to use and share community-created, authentic Métis resources.

RLI AR App

RCTL has created an Augmented Reality App to assist you and your students in learning more about Métis in Alberta. Download now on the Apple App Store or Google Play to bring this interactive content into your classroom!

App-based Activities

Printables

Printables are educational resources that can be used by educators and parents who are facilitating the learning of the five Métis themes that relate to Métis identity. The printables are interactive worksheets/exercises that students can engage with to learn more about Métis identity.

Métis Week

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Everyday Métis Resources

Read-Alouds

Read-alouds are Métis authored literature narrated by staff at Rupertsland and/or Métis citizens. Métis storytelling is important to share with everyone for a glimpse into the past and present Métis way of life. This tool can be used by all, but is especially encouraged to be showcased to students.

Visit our RCTL YouTube page, where members of our community read aloud several books by Métis authors in Cree, English, Métis and French.  

Virtual Bookshelf

The RCTL Virtual Bookshelf is a collection of educational resources with the goal of inspiring and teaching others about Métis culture. There are multiple categories such as picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and research and reference. Each item in the bookshelf has a general description, author biographies, and links to online resources.

Métis Education Videos

Did you know that RCTL has a YouTube page? Our team and community is continually working to provide videos to help all people learn about Métis history, culture, identity, and education. Subscribe to our Rupertsland Centre for Teaching and Learning YouTube page to stay updated! 

Métis Land Scrip in Alberta

In 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada stated that “the history of scrip speculation and devaluation is a sorry chapter in our nation’s history.” (R. v. Blais) 

Métis Land Scrip were coupons that the Government gave to individual Métis to acknowledge their land claims. The system was broken, and made sure that Métis rights were extinguished, families were pushed out of their homes, and the Nation was dispossessed of their Homelands. Almost all the lands promised to Métis through scrip were stolen by Canadian settlers, including Government officials. 

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