Louis Riel Day is just around the corner on November 16. And while we can all research and discuss the day’s history in our classrooms, there are also opportunities to learn through physical activity!
Louis Riel was a Métis leader and politician who advocated for the protection of Métis rights and culture in the mid- to late- 1800s; he was also a founder of the province of Manitoba. Louis Riel Day gives us all a chance to celebrate Métis culture, recognize the contributions of the Métis to Canada, highlight the struggles the Métis continue to face, and commemorate the legacy of Louis Riel himself.
How can we do that and incorporate physical activity and physical literacy? Why not try our Intro to Jigging, the Métis Dance resource, colouring pages and videos with your students!:
Intro to Jigging, the Métis Dance
Join Cree and Métis knowledge keeper Madelaine McCallum and youth in learning the Métis jigging Basic Step and several Fancy Steps to the music of the Red River Jig. Download the print resource and colouring pages to support your learning!
LEARN THE MÉTIS JIGGING BASIC STEP AND FANCY STEP
Looking to learn even more fancy steps? Sign up for PLAYBuilder to access even more steps through the Indigenous PLAYBuilder content pack—sign up is free for BC educators! Register today.