Our Story

Welcome to our vibrant community dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Métis traditions! What began as a quest to find enriching cultural experiences for our families blossomed into a dynamic collective of Métis culture enthusiasts in Calgary. In Spring 2023, we welcomed out first learners. Today we embrace all people, indigenous and non-indigenous, inviting them to embark on unique and immersive adventures in Métis culture. We remain steadfast in our commitment to authenticity, fostering meaningful connections, and revitalizing community bonds. We strive to continue to honour our legacy by offering engaging experiences that delve deep into Métis heritage, guided by the values of respect, inclusivity, and mutual understanding. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, learning, and cultural appreciation together.

The Experience Métis Culture Keepers

Kalyn Kodiak
Amy Barton
Hailey Lambert
Rebecca Lavallee
Maya Barton
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I am a proud Métis and two-spirit individual, a Métis Herbalist & Cultural Guide, carrying forward the legacy of healers, teachers, and artists from my lineage. Serving as the founding member and current president of the Alberta Herbalists Association, my journey with plant medicines began at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in 2006, where I later attained the title of Clinical Herbalist in 2012. With a commitment to both Michif lifeways and modern western medical research on phytochemicals, I serve as a vital resource on traditional medicines within the Métis communities of southern Alberta. Additionally, I practice the art of aen aapikayahk sayncheur flayshii (Métis sash weaving). Teaching is my passion, and I regularly conduct workshops on health, herbs, Métis traditions, plant identification, and cultural art. I feel privileged to have visited numerous schools, youth, and community groups as a culture teacher and herbalist. Guiding both locals and tourists alike, I offer insights into the rich heritage of the Métis people of southern Alberta.
Kalyn Kodiak