PRSD celebrates Métis Week
November 16-20, 2020 is Métis Week and Peace River School Division (PRSD) schools have various learning activities to honor the annual celebration of Métis people, their history, culture and contributions.
Sharing Métis facts during announcements, virtual assemblies focused on the contributions of the Métis to Alberta, playing the Métis anthem, Métis jigging and outdoor fires with sharing circles and bannock on a stick are a few examples of activities planned in PRSD schools. Also, students at Peace Regional Outreach Campus will take part in the raising of the Métis flag in Peace River on November 16, 2020.
Métis Week is celebrated each year during the week of November 16 in recognition of the anniversary of Louis Riel’s death. Louis Riel has been recognized in modern times as one of the fathers of Confederation and is widely admired by the Métis community for his dedication to Métis rights and culture.
“It is very important that Indigenous history is shared, honored and respected in our schools and communities” says Darren Kuester, Board Chair. “Our Indigenous families are an important part of our schools, communities and society and Métis Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and highlight the history, culture and traditions of Métis people and their contributions to our country.”