CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates of:

– $150 (1-1.5 hr in class or outdoor program)

– $250 (half-day field study)

– $350 (full-day field study)

Teachers who are current CBEEN members may access one complimentary program (with up to $250 in bussing cost reimbursement) for their classroom in the school year. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available for the 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We ask that teachers ensure that a program does not violate their school and/or district policies before booking.  It is the responsibility of the teacher to confirm program suitability and communicate needs and questions to the Community Educator.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  Teachers booking programs are expected to read this plan in advance of their program to understand our policies and practices around offering programs this year. 

Questions about the policy may be directed to the Wild Voices Program Manager at wildvoices@cbeen.org



Bookable Booked 37 time(s)

Metis Culture & History

Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Other
Duration1 Hour
Contact This Presenteramyconnochie@hotmail.com

This program is only available in the East Kootenay and the Creston Valley.

This program is available for 1 hour or half-day lessons. Please select "Other" for the half-day option.

About the Program
The presentation is designed to introduce students and teachers to the Metis culture and history through interaction, artefacts, and language. Students use hands on approach to learning Metis culture and history, topics discussed are: Who are the Metis People, Metis Flag, Metis Sash, Red River Cart, Michif Language (spoken and taught French-Cree), Louis Riel (age appropriate), Metis Harvesting (age appropriate), Red River Jig (danced and taught). This is a presentation is a good complement to classes studying the Metis culture. A more in-depth depth and interactive look into the Metis culture and history is also available.

About the Community Educator
Amy Cross is a Metis Cultural Coordinator and lives in Cranbrook, BC.

Amy Cross

Organization/School: Cross Cultural Connections

Title: Metis Cultural Facilitator and Consultant

Address: Cranbrook, BC

Tags:Indigenous Learning
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6)
School Districts:SD8, SD6, SD5


See 23 testimonials.
"Always enjoy Amy visiting, her depth of knowledge and levelof energy working with students. Loved meeting Elder Marie: her gentleness, kindness, her knowledge are all something my students will not forget." - Laurel Ewashen
"Amy is filled with energy and knowledge. Students always learn relevant, interesting information regarding the Metis people and the Metis culture." - Laurel Ewashen
"Amy and Marie were great to have in our classroom." - Susie Palmer
"All grade 4 classes will love this presentation." - Susie Palmer
"Presentations are always full of valuable information, students are always engaged in the topic and in the relationship building with both presenter and Elder" - Laurel Ewashen
"Amy had a variety of activities that kept the students engaged in different aspects of Métis culture and the Fur Trade. " - Megan Arlt
"Presenter what used to working with students and managed activities appropriately." - Pierre Lambert
"excellent" - Bettina Chaluck
"Amy has been to Lady Grey before and her program improves every time we see her." - Lisa-Marie Putney
"A valuable experience, very engaging for students with hands on cooking and traditional storytelling. " - Andrea Salzbrenner
"I would always recommend Amy Cross " - Jocelyn Booth
"Amy is always Amazing " - Jocelyn Booth
"Amy is Fantastic!" - Jacinta Marina
"It was a very worth while presentation" - Susan Stolberg
"The educator was very knowledgeable." - Anita Sinclair
"Awsome presentation, very indepth information on Metis history." - Jacinta Marina
"Amy is an Awesome presenter who has the whole class engaged." - Jacinta Marina
"Fantastic presentation! Great information. Engaging activities. Very clear explanations. Would definitely do this one again. Thank you!" - Linda Poon
"Great" - Heather Adama
"The students were very engaged and enjoyed being active participants. Thank you for bringing the learning opportunity to our classrooms." - Eleonora Pecora
"Amy managed a group of excited children very well, she encouraged children to take turns speaking and be respectful of materials. She was very knowledgeable on the topic and very patient with all of the questions. As a teacher, it was wonderful to sit back and learn myself instead of managing my class...she did it all! " - Stacey Kleon
"She was very knowledgeable." - Vicki Baller
"Amy was great. She was flexible with the space available at the time and went above and beyond my expectations for this activity." - Stephanie Halldorson

Book Metis Culture & History:

Sorry, you must be logged in to book this presentation!
Log In Now
Create an Account
Contact Us

Thank you for contacting CBEEN! Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt