The Metis sash is a cultural symbol for the Metis people and a way to outwardly show pride in their Metis heritage. Learn the history of the sash and how it was a multi-use tool during the fur trade. Students will have a chance to examine various sashes and learn how they are made. There is a hands-on activity suitable for every grade level from kindergarten to high school.

Every participant will leave with their own mini version of a sash taught by our Aboriginal Programmer and master finger weaver Celina Loyer.

This program is excellent for school-wide learning where we come to you for the day virtually or in person!

Curriculum Links: Aboriginal, Metis, cultural identity, fur trade


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 14 students
  • $5.25 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or

Information and Policies


Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Virtual field trip


In-school field trip, Musée Héritage Museum, Virtual field trip