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Mark of the Métis

The “Mark of the Métis” was created to preserve the rich history and cultural traditions of the Métis people of northern Alberta. The stories of 104 elders who have lived and worked in the area are captured through interviews conducted by the Fort McMurray Métis Local 1935. The Elders tell their stories in their own terms and in their own unique meaningful ways. Storytelling is a traditional way of the Métis, passing knowledge and customs on through generations. The stories told will preserve this cultural heritage for Métis youth, providing them the opportunity to grow up confident and secure with a true sense of belonging to a strong Métis community.

Type(s):Text Resource
Focus(s):First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Audience(s):Education Assistants, Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Apply knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Support knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Keyword(s):Culture, First Nations Métis and Inuit, FNMI, Indigenous
Level(s):Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Date Posted:September 08, 2017