H. E. Beriault Elementary/Junior High School hosted a Métis week celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 15. where the entire school population was invited to learn about the history and culture of the Métis.
Tania Kruk from the Métis Nation of Alberta gave an informative presentation including Metis history, culture and symbols. She brought along actual items that the students could view.
Jacqueline and Samantha Gibbon then wrapped up the ceremony by jigging to two songs. The dancers were cheered on by the students who clapped along with them.
It was a great gathering to commemorate the sacrifices of the Métis who continue to strive toward rights and recognition as a distinct nation, said a representative of the Edmonton School.