Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #13

Joyous Métis Jigging

Joyous Jigging

Teaching Statement:

One of the most beloved Métis traditions is that of jigging. The Red River Jig is one of the more popular dances. Despite policies of assimilation, many Métis people continue to practice and celebrat their unique culture through this dance.

Reflective Questions:

What attributes does the Métis jig exemplify and honour, both in terms of origins and display?

Learn more about:

Métis Jigging

More information: 

Music and Dance