By Lindsay Chung
Students learned recently about beading, sash weaving, medicinal plants and more during School District 71’s recent Métis Awareness Day.
“We use that day to promote awareness of Métis culture,” said Jackie Lever, the district aboriginal curriculum development teacher. “It’s really important for kids to understand the diversity of the community around them so they’re not just thinking aboriginal and Métis people are in museum cases ... so they understand our history is a part of Canada, perhaps different than the history they are learning in school.”
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