Metis Bev gives students a rich cultural experience – Fairview Post

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Metis Bev gives students a rich cultural experience – Fairview Post

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201829 Views

June 7, 2018

Metis Bev has been performing in schools in the area this past week, giving students a cultural experience through story, song and dance.

Wednesday, she spoke to Fairview High’s grade sevens at EE Oliver School and then to the EEO grade one class.

She explains, through storytelling, how the Metis came to be as a result of the First Nations people interacting with European explorers and traders.

She explained how all Metis family names are recorded in a book, so all Metis can track their family roots. She also explained how each family has a different pattern in the sash that Metis wear as part of their traditional costume. She showed a capote, made by metis from blankets they got from traders in exchange for furs and how men and women wear the sash over the capote differently.

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