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Indigenous Peoples & Canada

Deepen your understanding of the Métis through this executive cultural awareness retreat, offered in partnership with the University of Alberta.

Executive Cultural Awareness Retreat

  • 4 days
  • 2049.90
  • Groups of up to 20

During this 4-day executive retreat, participants take part in land based experiences rooted in Métis culture and history. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time around the fire with Métis knowledge holders, develop a wholistic understanding of the Métis, and relax in the Lodge and enjoy Indigenous inspired cuisine.

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About this course

We are pleased to introduce a collaborative new program from Métius Crossin and the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta.

During this 4-day executive retreat, you will:

Complete the Indogenous Peoples and Canada 6-module micro-course that looks at Indigenous historical and contemporary expereinces in order to understand the legacy of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous self-determination.
Deepen your appreciation of the Métis by participating in land based experiences rooted in Métis culture and history.
Earn a certificate of completion and digital badge issued by the University of Alberta, and Métis Crossing.
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What's covered

Faculty of Native Studies (University of Alberta) Indigenous Peoples and Canada Course

A 6-module micro-course that looks at Indigenous historical and contemporary experiences in order to understand the legacy of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous self-determination. This course covers topics like worldview, resources and relations, governance and treaty, institutionalization, contemporary communities, and resistance and resiliency. Course content will sharpen learners’ critical thinking skills to strengthen personal and professional ethics and will deepen Indigenous/non­Indigenous collaboration through building literacy about Indigenous societies, enhancing intercultural awareness, and obtaining balanced facts about Canadian history and current realities.

Otipemisiwak

The people who own themselves

Gain insights to the self-determination of the Metis Nation, from the 1800s to present day. It has been said the best tool of the Metis People was organization, from small provisional governments to the largest Indigenous Self-Government in Canada, an overview of the journey and what this means for the future will be discussed. The Metis Crossing team will engage you in a series of our Signature experiences developed to share Metis worldviews. They will allow you to better understand Metis relationships with the land, animals, water and skies and invite you to reconnect.

Traditional art project

Partake in a Traditional Art project, providing opportunities for interactive, hand-on learning. Our art project reflects the shifting needs and practices of the Metis people. Join our Metis knowledge holder and make your own wall pocket. Cultural discussions and teachings will happen throughout. The wall pocket becomes a literal and figurative place to keep your personal reflections and knowledge gained throughout the course.

What you will experience

Discover past
and present

Deepen your understanding of Métis heritage through stories from our experienced guides and traditional knowledge-keepers.

Find your
connection

Connect to the Métis way of life through the sharing of practices, traditions, and foods central to Métis culture.

Learn by
living

Participate in unique activities designed to bring you closer to Métis past, present and future.

Feed your
understanding

Experience the healing potential of this powerful place, through a new appreciation for our land, wildlife and shared history.

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Common Questions

When are packages available?

Please note these packages are only available for guests booking a stay from Friday-Sunday.

How many guests are included?

The package price is based on double occupancy, with two people sharing a room.

Is transportation available?

Transportation is available via ground or air from the Edmonton International Airport or other destinations in the region.

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