Red River Métis Workshops and Presentations

LRI offers engaging and informative workshops and presentations customized for schools, Locals, or organizations. Participants have the opportunity to see and interact with heritage objects while diving into the rich narrative of the Red River Métis people.

Our presentations cover a range of topics, including an introduction to Red River Métis history and culture and an exploration of the life and legacy of Louis Riel, his family, and his profound impact on the history of Manitoba.

To book or for more information, please get in touch with LRI's Cultural Programming team:

  • Phone: 204-984-9480
  • Email:


Red River Métis Sash Finger Weaving Workshop

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $600 (for 20 participants)

This workshop will unravel the significance, history, and weaving techniques of the Métis sash. Participants will learn step-by-step finger weaving and gain an understanding of its cultural importance. Participants leave with a small sash usable as a lanyard, bookmark, or bracelet.

Red River Métis One-Needle Beading Workshop

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $840 (for 20 participants)

Participants explore the art of Red River Métis beadwork, focusing on the one-needle technique. The workshop includes a brief history of Red River Métis beadwork, emphasizing the heritage and cultural significance.

Red River Métis Dot Art (Pointilism) Workshop

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $600 (for 20 participants)

Using paint and canvas, participants explore the style of Red River Métis floral art and motifs reflecting the Métis tradition of beadwork. This accessible workshop teaches the technique of creating flower patterns.


The Buffalo Hunt

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $600 (for 20 participants)

Participants learn about the Red River Métis buffalo hunts, including organization within the community and family structures, and historical context. The presentation includes fur samples for tactile learning.

Red River Métis History Presentations

Duration: 1 hour or Full day (5 sessions)
Cost: $600 (1-hour session) or $1,500 (Full-day session)

Participants explore Red River Métis history, covering topics such as indigenous identity, historical figures, and the economy. Presentation formats include digital presentations and artifact showcases.

Corporate Team Building Workshops

The Flower Beadwork People - Métis One-Needle Beadwork

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $600 (for 20 participants)

Colleagues engage in team-building through one-needle beadwork, learning its cultural significance. Participants will work together to create a beaded flower and gain insights into Red River Métis beadwork traditions.

Woven Together - The Red River Métis Sash

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $600 (for 20 participants)

Participants collaborate on a table loom to create a short sash while learning about its cultural importance to the Red River Métis. The session includes a digital presentation on Red River Métis sashes to explore the uses, symbolism, and colours of the ceinture fléchée.

Why Choose LRI Cultural Programming

  • Authenticity: Our programs are led by knowledgeable Red River Métis cultural experts who are passionate about sharing their heritage.
  • Accessibility: We strive to make our cultural programming accessible to all individuals, regardless of background or experience level.
  • Community Impact: By participating in our programs, you not only enrich your own understanding of Red River Métis culture but also contribute to the preservation and revitalization of Red River Métis traditions for future generations.


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