MetisALIVE brings Metis history, culture, music, dance and traditional skills ALIVE in the classroom and community through interactive, multi-sensory cultural experiences.
MetisALIVE is passionate about sharing Metis culture and telling the stories of our heritage through Metis exhibits and traditional skills workshops such as capotes, mittens and beading.
We also create “Touch of Sash” products that feature the Metis sash in our Etsy shop.
Beaumont is where Felice, her husband Trevor and children call home. Felice’s Metis roots come from Red River. Her Coutu Metis family has a strong history in St, Laurent, MB and are related to Louis Riel through Marie Catherine Coutu (nee Lagimodiere).
Felice was born to teach. You could say that teaching is in her bones. An alumni with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, Felice has taught for over 20 years in a variety of settings from Japan to Ft. McMurray to Aboriginal Head Starts in Edmonton.
Jigging is Felice’s medicine and she never sits still when the fiddle starts to play especially Big John McNeil. Felice lives life one stitch at a time and is often seen relaxing with a needle in her hand either beading, embroidering or stitching. She loves the warmth from the sun and enjoys
planting a backyard garden each spring. She is always up for a board or card game but watch out as she plays to win!
Metis people are often known as the Flower Beadwork People and have a long and proud history of floral beadwork.
Join Felice Gladue of MetisALIVE as she shares the unique characteristics and history of Metis beadwork. Learn the one needle beading technique while creating a pouch.
All skills necessary to complete the project will be taught; however, participats will likely have to finish the project at home.
No experience necessary.
All supplies included.
| Please note | Beaded image and actual kit colours will vary, as they are chosen by the participant after registration based upon supply availability.