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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:

By taking this course, learners will have opportunities to:

  • 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.

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Introduction to Michif Course

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

Rupertsland’s Introduction to Michif course was designed in collaboration with Michif speaker educators Sandra Davenport, Elaine Malbeuf, Norman Fleury, and Ashley Gagnon-Shaw, and in partnership with CLR Creative in efforts to support all learners in engaging with Michif in their personal and professional learning spaces.

Learners are welcome to register for the course in either one, or both, dialects. Course material in both dialects are completely virtual, self-led, with an online cohort space made available to community support in the RECC Room. Registrants will be added on a monthly basis and certificates will be issued at the end of each month for those who finish the course in either one, or both, of the Michif dialects. When you complete your registration on the form below, you will receive an email with more information about how to access the course.

By taking this course, learners will have opportunities to:

  • Become familiar with Métis worldviews and languages
  • Practice speaking, reading, and writing Northern Michif
  • Interweave Michif into everyday interactions
  • Articulate the relationship between Michif language and Métis identity, culture, history, traditions, worldviews, and contemporary life
  • Type: 6 modules with words, phrases, and practice activities
  • Fee: No cost
  • Certification: Introduction to Michif Course Completion Certificate available upon completion
  • Style: Asynchronous, self-led learning
  • Delivery: Online Only
  • Level: Introductory
  • Course duration: Open registration, complete the course at your own pace

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).

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