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Colours of the Sash Metis Learning Opportunity Celebrates Mètis Culture

Toes were tapping and smiles abound as the sound of Mètis fiddle music and folk songs filled the air while approximately 150 grade 4 – 6 students from six SRPSD schools were honoured to be a part of the inaugural Colours of the Sash Learning Opportunity at the EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts on Wednesday, May 1st.

Michif language was shared along with traditional teas and foods including the favoured beignes. Students were also challenged as Mètis voyageurs in the Voyageur Games after learning about the Mètis peoples’ role in the fur trade and the different forms of traditional transportation utilized by the Mètis at that time. The morning wouldn’t have been complete without showcasing Mètis visual art and the teachings the art represents as well.

Maarsii, thank you to the amazing facilitation team (Sophie McDougall, Vivian Meabry, Jed Huntley, Bente Huntley, Tate McDougall, Natalie Pouliot, Lexi Brunet, Roberta Cross, Marilyn Stone, Karon Shmon, Jess Lee and Donny Parenteau) organized by Gabriel Dumont Institute and maarsii to the sponsors; Donny Parenteau School of Music, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, Clarence Campeau Development Fund and CTV who made this event possible.