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Capote Workshop

Join us for a Capote workshop at Métis Crossing, where participants learn about the history and how to create this must-have winter garment.

The Capote is a must have garment for Métis winter survival.

Winter experience

  • 2 days
  • $200.00-$350.00

In this small workshop you will be guided by Métis Crossing Knowledge Holder, Lilyrose Meyers. Using traditional stitching and decoration you will transform a wool blanket into a beautiful Métis coat.

Advance bookings required.

Book online today or contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229.
There is special lodge room rate for workshop participants – inquire today!

What's included

All materials required for the workshop will be supplied.

Itinerary

February 17, 2024, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
February 18, 2023, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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About your instructor: Knowledge Holder, Lilyrose Meyers

I am a kokum that is very proud of her Métis heritage. My life has been enriched with experiences of life on a trapline, farming, horse trainer, truck driver, equipment operator, boiler room assistant, gas bar manager and transportation and supervision for family services.I am a long time Métis artisan, doll maker, fiber artist, nester, baker, teacher, thrift store shopper and lover of giving old things a new purpose.

I love teaching and sharing my many Métis crafts with people who love to make handcrafted items.

I have resided on Buffalo Lake Métis settlement for 41 years. I was born and raised on a traditional Métis farm north of High Prairie Alberta where I learned how to snare rabbits, ride horses, and live off the land.

I was raised in an old hand-hewn log home. Today I am blessed to be the Knowledge Keeper and Teacher at Métis Crossing. There I get to share my life experience with many people from all walks of life, so they learn who the Métis people are.

It is extremely important that our young people learn these traditional cultural skills to they can them pass down to the next generations. For it is through our children that our Métis heritage will survive and thrive.

My husband Jerry makes me happy and proud. My children make me smile with pride and humble me with their love. My family and friends are special, supportive and are an anchor in my life.

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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