There are two videos to choose from to learn about Christi Belcourt and Métis dot art.
The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!
You may see a number of other videos that are a deeper dive into things you might be interested in. Feel free to watch as many of those as you like. Then choose some activities and/or a project.
High school students or any student who wants to dig deeper, continue your study with the advanced learning project in the Projects section.
Christi Belcourt shares her exhibit “Walking with our Sisters” and explains how it is not an exhibit, but a memorial, an honouring of ceremony.
Meet Rosie Darling, a Métis ‘younger’ who explains who the Métis people are, and a little about their culture.
You will need:
Follow the video and create a Métis style dot art painting.
Take a photo of your artwork and upload it to your portfolio.
Go on a nature walk in your local area.
Notice the world around you. Consider the sounds, scents, animals and plants in your area. While you are walking, look for a couple of smooth rocks and some thin sticks.
You will need:
You may also wish to use:
To create your artwork:
Need some inspiration? Watch these two videos.
Remember to take a photo of your piece and upload it to your portfolio.
Create a biography project about Christi Belcourt.
Here is a basic biography template from SquareheadTeachers for you to download and fill in.
Use the videos above, the books below, and other research online or through your library to discover more about Christi Belcourt’s life, activism, and artwork.
Save your written biography for your portfolio.
Write a poem, song, or rap about one of Christi Belcourt’s artworks. Poems and songs often capture the experience or emotion of a moment. Think about how you can connect to the human element of the story in writing your poem.
Visit Christi Belcourt’s website to view her murals, and choose the one which you feel most drawn to.
Upload it to your portfolio as a written piece, or record it as video.
Métis people are one of three legally, politically, and culturally distinct Indigenous peoples of Canada.
Explore the resources below, and create a Powerpoint or Google Slides presentation on the Métis people. Think through the 5W’s (who, what, where, why, when) when deciding what information to include.
Make sure that there is at least one slide addressing each of:
Include your presentation in your portfolio – write a description and then provide a link.