Celebrating Métis Week in the CBE

Nov. 15, 2022

The Métis people have a unique history, culture and language. They are Otimpemisiwak, "the people that own themselves". Métis people continue to stand strong behind their heritage, preserving the stories, traditions, and ways of life that distinguish the Métis from other Indigenous groups within Canada. 

In November, the Alberta Métis Nation will vote to pass their constitution forward, allowing for self-governance. This is historically significant because it will support health, housing, language, education, training, economic development, justice and more. This was once a dream of Métis leader Louis Riel and a fight he led with conviction.  

November 14th–20th is Métis Week, a week to celebrate Métis ways of being, belonging, doing and knowing through the Indigenous Education Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework

Throughout November, CBE’s Indigenous Education team will share system-wide professional and classroom learning opportunities for all students and staff.

Some opportunities include:

  • A professional learning session titled, Stories of the Métis, for staff to access.
  • Twitter learning challenges for schools throughout Métis Week via @Indigenous_CBE​
  • Rich Métis learning resources for classrooms K-12
  • Newsletter stories and resources. 

Learn more about Indigenous Education at the CBE: