As part of Métis Week, Cochrane residents are invited to take part in a wide range of activities to learn more about the culture. 

Cochrane Town Council officially designated November 12 - 18 as Métis Week.

Amber Boyd, district captain for District 4 Rocky View says there's everything from jigging to beading, to learning how to tuft your own pendant. 

"We think we have around 700 carded members here in Cochrane alone. So it allows people to reconnect with their Métis identity, ask questions, come out and learn because I know lots of our community is still trying to reconnect with their roots."  


There's an opportunity for residents to hear from Métis researcher, Mathew Hiltermann who will discuss the history of Métis activity in the Ghost Lake area from the years 1800-1875. 

Boyd says they wanted to cater to all ages to give everyone the chance to learn more about Métis history in the region. 

"It gives locals an opportunity for those who do know more to share as well. We've had jigging earlier in the week, we've had people come out here in Cochrane and do some jigging and learning some steps of some of our traditional dances like the Red River Jig."   


There's also a colouring contest open to kids with prizes up for grabs. 

To find out more information and to sign up for activities in District 4, go HERE. 

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