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RCTL Courses

Rupertsland Centre for Teaching and Learning is proud to offer a variety of opportunities for lifelong learning for and about the Métis Nation. Check out the courses designed by leaders in Métis education below to see where you may want to continue your learning journey.

Métis Foundational Knowledge Themes Course

The Métis Foundational Knowledge Themes Course is a five-module open online course that invites learners to build their foundational knowledge about the Métis Nation. In this self-led virtual course, learners can connect with the distinct history, culture, language, and life today of the Métis Nation as Métis people have lived it.

The course is based on the Métis 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.

The Métis Foundational Knowledge Themes Course is open for anyone to take. Updates are coming, please see the course details below:

  • Type Five modules with an open-book quiz
  • Style Asynchronous, self-led learning
  • Fee No Cost
  • Delivery Online Only
  • Certification Certificate of Completion Available
  • Level Introductory
  • Course Duration One month of self-led time per cohort, option to freely continue learning by request

Meet with Your Monthly Cohort in the RECC Room!

Each cohort is invited to join together online in the RECC Room to ask questions and respond to weekly trivia questions throughout the month. Every response to a trivia question is an entry into a draw for a printed set of the Métis Foundational Knowledge Themes.

Sign up now!

Introduction to Michif Course (Coming Soon)

The Introduction to Michif Course is a six-module open online course that introduces learners to two dialects of the distinct Indigenous language of the Métis Nation, Michif. In this self-led virtual course, learners can practice hearing, speaking, and reading either Northern or Heritage Michif.

The course was designed by both Northern and Heritage Michif speakers from across the Métis homeland. These are the two formalized dialects that have a set of dictionaries and online resources to begin the learning journey with.

By taking this course, learners will have opportunities to:

  • Become familiar with Métis worldviews and languages
  • Practice speaking, reading, and writing Northern and/or Heritage Michif
  • Connect with Michif speakers through beginner language learning
  • Integrate Michif into everyday interactions
  • Articulate the relationship between Michif language and Métis identity, culture, history, traditions, worldviews, and contemporary life

Information about course registration and more coming soon!

niya michif - Métis Educator and Facilitator Learning

Continue on your lifelong learning journey as a Métis Educator with Rupertsland Centre for Teaching and Learning. In this course, meet online with a cohort of Métis educators learning to weave their unique stories into their teaching. Together, educators can enhance their foundational knowledge and share best practices guided by Métis ways of knowing and keeoukaywin (visiting).

Email to register or learn more.