One woman is hoping to teach local students about Métis history while also sharing messages of pride, self-esteem and anti-bullying. Those will be some of the topics covered in a group of upcoming Peace Wapiti Public School Division workshops hosted by Beverly Lambert, also known as Métis Bev.
She will be making her way to elementary schools in the area from May 10th to 16th as part of the Division’s Indigenous Speakers Series.
Lambert is the Cultural Ambassador for the British Columbia Métis Federation and works with Métis organizations throughout Alberta and British Columbia. She also instructs preschool classes and youth camps and leads workshops at youth, women and Elders’ conferences. She says she loves going to speak to students.
“I am determined to instill pride in the next generation so they can be proud of who they are for the rest of their lives. When I leave a community, it is my hope that the children will have that strong root with a healthy, happy attitude to move forward on their own.”
Lambert previously visited Robert W. Zahara Public School, Whispering Ridge Community School, Wembley Elementary and Bonanza School. A full list of her remaining appearances is below:
May 10th- Ridgevalley School
May 13th- Elmworth School
May 14th- Rycroft School
May 15th- Beaverlodge Elementary School
May 16th- Bezanson School