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Empowering Educators

Rupertsland Centre for Teaching & Learning (RCTL) is committed to supporting educators as they develop their personal and professional understandings about Métis identity, culture, and history. On this page, you will find resources that have been developed by Métis to not only help you learn about our Nation, but also how to begin applying your learning in your schools.

Foundational Knowledge Themes

Métis educators, Nation leaders, and cultural experts collectively agreed on five themes to support educators as they develop their foundational knowledge about the Métis in Alberta.

Each theme shares information about Métis history, identity, and life in Alberta. Métis voices are authentically shared through the themes, woven together with academic research to best share our Métis story in Alberta.

Click the icon to access each theme.

Master Vocabulary List Foundational Knowledge

From 2018 –2021, RLI worked closely with Métis leaders, knowledge keepers, and community members to produce five Foundational Knowledge Themes to support educators as they grow in their understanding of authentic Métis history, stories, and perspectives. The Foundational Knowledge Themes are a set of living documents. RCTL will provide periodic updates to the documents to ensure that Métis voices and stories are represented in the most accurate way. Please ensure you are referring to the most current version.

If you have something you would like considered for contribution or have feedback, please contact

Foundational Knowledge Course

The five foundational knowledge themes are being developed into an online, certificated course.

The Métis Foundational Knowledge Moodle Course is based on the Foundational Knowledge Themes published by Rupertsland Institute. Métis voices are authentically shared through the themes, woven together with academic research to best share our Métis story in Alberta. It is our vision that by completing this FREE, ASYNCHRONOUS course, educators will be a part of transforming education in Alberta to include an understanding of Métis foundational knowledge, Métis content and Métis resources that ALL learners and educators can access in an authentic, purposeful way.

Please let our team know if you are interested in joining a monthly cohort through this form:

Please note: We will have a limited number of spaces available in each monthly cohort.

Train the Trainer Course

An online synchronous and asynchronous certificated course designed to elevate Métis education and empower Métis educators. Our second cohort will resume Spring 2021.

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