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COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Wild Voices programs are cancelled for April 2020 through June 2020 due to full and partial school closures in BC.  In the coming months we will be planning ways for the Wild Voices program to restart in September 2020, including new options for online learning with our Wild Voices programs as a new bookable option for our Wild Voices programming.

For online learning in May and June 2020 we encourage you to check out the Wild Voices Online presentation series!  More information and registration can be found at cbeen.ca/wild-voices-online.


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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: Cross Cultural Connections

Title: Metis Cultural Facilitator and Consultant

Address: Cranbrook, BC

Tags:Indigenous Education
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

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