The Métis are a distinct group of Indigenous people with a unique culture, history, and language.

Through our shared past, we have developed many symbols that identify the Métis and make us proud to be who we are, including the Red River cart, Métis sash, fiddle, and many styles of jigging.

Journey on through this section to learn more about Métis culture.

Bannock Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Rupertsland Institute Métis Culture Cards


  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups tepid water
  • 1 cup melted lard


  1. Mix first three ingredients in a bowl
  2. Make a well in the middle of the mixture
  3. Add lard and water into well
  4. Slowly mix from the middle
  5. Knead about ten times
  6. Flatten and pierce with a fork or spoon
  7. Place in a lightly greased fry pan (cast iron is better)
  8. Bake in the oven at 450 ̊ F for 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy!

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Phone: 780-455-2200
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