This is an interactive workshop covering HBC and the sale of Rupert’s Land, the West entering Canada, the Red River Rebellion, Riel’s Exile, the Northwest Rebellion, Riel’s Trial & Hanging and why we as Métis still celebrate Riel Day today. Join Métis Knowledge Keeper Alicia Hamilton as she walks you through historical moments within Métis history.
Métis Knowledge Keeper, Alicia Hamilton, did not grow up knowing about her Métis ancestry. She was about 16 years old when it was discovered, beginning her family’s journey of learning about who they were, where they came from, and what it means to be Métis. Alicia is now Chair of the Grand River Métis Council and loves continuing to learn more about her ancestors and sharing that knowledge with others. She enjoys working with students of all ages, teaching Métis history, cultural art, and helping them with their own journeys of self-discovery.
The workshop runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Individual sessions are available by appointment or drop-in from 2:30 to 4 p.m.