Grande Opening

We are very excited to introduce a new 100% indigenous business - Experience Metis, Inc.
Who are we? We're a group of knowledge holders, story tellers, and culture keepers spreading awareness about authentic Metis culture, arts and lifestyle. Our goal is to empower members of the Metis community by connecting you with traditional teachings and experiences. Sharing culture is what we do! Every experience is guided by Metis community members and infused with their personal storytelling style - as well as experiences gained from their own participation in Metis traditions.

Please join us, bring your family and friends August 25th to explore the unique beauty of Metis culture. It's time to make a connection with community! Please No pets, dress for the weather. Registration is required.

Post an image of you in your traditional outfit at the event to be entered into another prize draw - tag @experiencemetis so we can find you on FB or Instagram

What to expect:

Experience Metis would like to provide you with a sample of who we are and what we do!

Schedule

Open Fire (1:00-3:00)

We’ll be smoking some pansawan, but will leave some room for roasting marshmallows. Find a spot on the log and enjoy!

Highfield Farm Tours (12:30PM - 1:00PM)

Join a farm ambassador for a tour of the site.

Trapper's Tent (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

Head into the Trapper’s Tent and experience living the traditional ways.

Red River Cart (1:40-2:00)

Join ust to learn about the Red River Cart, it’s history, importance and unique features.

Land Based Learning (2:00-2:30)

Walk with us in the 5 acre wood to learn about the Metis connection to the land, native plants, and their uses for food and medicine.

Scavenger Hunt (2:00-2:40)

Engage in a scavenger hunt, looking for unique metis items.

Sash Weaving (1:40-2:00)

Learn about the history of the sash, practice using a loom and make your own sash fringe bracelet.

Traditional Metis Art Demonstrations (2:20-3:00)

What you want to know about the site

  • Highfield Regenerative Farm is a vibrant productive urban farm, Experience Metis is a grower member with our own farm site and access to the natural environments on the farm

  • Parking is available on site

  • There are no bathroom facilities on site, port-a-potties are available as well as hand wash stations

Experience Metis will provide

  • Water refill stations

  • Pansawan (dried, smoked meat)

  • Bannock on a stick

  • Marshmallows

  • Traditional tea

You are welcome to also bring your own snacks and drinks.

All activities are planned outside unless there is inclement weather so all clothing appropriate for the weather should be worn/brought.

  • Jacket

  • Runners with socks

  • Hat

  • Blanket to sit on

  • Sunscreen/bug spray.