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Métis Week

Week of November 16

Each year on November 16, people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution. In Alberta, the week surrounding November 16 is known as Métis Week.

Rupertsland Centre for Teaching and Learning (RCTL) provides resources and tools to support everyone in their Métis education journey. Educators can access resources and a list of Métis Community and Métis Education events hosted during Métis Week.

Interactive Resources

Louis Riel Poster
Louis Riel Poster Use the RLI App to scan the poster and hear about Louis Riel's history.
Avatar Poster
Avatar Poster Use the RLI App to see the avatars come to life and speak about Métis culture!
Métis Week QR Code Game
Métis Week QR Code Game Use your smartphone to play along. Scan the QR code, complete the task and keep going!

Printables

Louis Riel Quote Posters
Louis Riel Quote Posters Print these posters and display them in your classroom.
Louis Riel Colouring Sheet
Louis Riel Colouring Sheet Perfect for younger students!
Métis Culture Colouring Sheet
Métis Culture Colouring Sheet Artwork by Métis artisan, Connie Kulhavy.
Bookmarks
Bookmarks Print these double-sided bookmarks and share with your class. These bookmarks feature unique facts about Métis culture.
Culture Cards - French
Culture Cards - French Découvrez le drapeau métis, le perlage et la broderie, la musique du violon métis, la ceinture métisse, la charrette de la rivière rouge, la gigue de la rivière rouge et la cuisine traditionnelle.
Culture Cards - English
Culture Cards - English Learn about the Métis flag, beadwork & embroidery, Métis fiddle music, the Métis sash, red river cart, red river jig and traditional cuisine.
Riel or Real?
Riel or Real? Play Two Truths, One Lie with your class to learn facts about Louis Riel.
Métis Word Search - Lii Moo Métis
Métis Word Search - Lii Moo Métis Search for the words that focus on Louis Riel and the Métis Nation.
"Would You Rather?" Perfect for all ages, play "Would You Rather?" Métis-style with your classroom.

Videos

The Métis Sash
The Métis Sash Brigid describes the historical background of the Métis Sash. Its practical uses, what it looks like and why it is so important to Métis identity.
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