Métis Week

Métis Week is an opportunity for the Métis people in Alberta to share their stories, history, and culture with people across the province.

 

 

 

 

Edmonton

 

Tuesday, November 12

Métis Week Proclamation and Flag Raising Ceremony

The Métis Nation of Alberta and the City of Edmonton will host a proclamation and a flag raising ceremony in honour of Métis Week.
11 am to 1:00 pm – at City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton.
Enjoy the cultural celebration with music and entertainment, concluding with a light lunch.

 

Tuesday, November 12

Edmonton’s High Level Bridge will be lit after sunset, with Métis colours, blue and white, to celebrate Métis Week. Constable Ezio Farone Park is a great location to take in the view located at 11004 97 Avenue.

 

Wednesday, November 13

Honouring our Métis leaders and Elders will take place at Canada Place 9700 Jasper Avenue
9 am to 3:30 pm – Remembering Significant Métis Historical Leaders of our Past, Indigenous Cultural Centre, 120 Canada Place 9700 Jasper Avenue
4 pm to 5:30 pm – Afternoon tea with Elders at the Renaissance Tower, 9505 105 Avenue

 

Thursday, November 14

6 pm – Author Night – Theo Fluery, The Foundary Room, 12021 102 Avenue

 

Friday, November 15

Tall Tales and Open Mic
7:00 pm – at Chateau Louis 11727 Kingsway Avenue

 

Saturday, November 16

11 am – Louis Riel Commemorative Ceremony at the Alberta Legislature
5:30 pm – Métis Week Gala, Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway Avenue

For more information on Edmonton events contact the Métis Nation of Alberta 780-455-2200

 

Lac La Biche

 

Tuesday, November 12

10 am – Opening Ceremonies
4 pm to 7 pm – Cree Café, Portage College Cafeteria, 9531 94 Avenue

 

Wednesday, November 13

6:30 pm – Panel Discussion on Métis Roots in Lac La Biche Region, Portage College Theatre, 9531 94 Avenue

 

Thursday, November 14

9 am to 3 pm – All day event – Indigenous Headstrong Summit for grades 8 and 9, through out Portage College, 9531 94 Avenue

 

Friday, November 15

5:30 pm – Youth talent show and singing Jamboree/Dance, Portage College gym, 9531 94 Avenue

 

Friday, November 16

1 pm to 4 pm – Fiddling Jamboree, Portage College gym, 9531 94 Avenue
Main contact for all Lac La Biche events, Lise Rouleau – lrouleau@metis.org or call 780-623-3039

 

Calgary

 

November 12 to 17

Métis Week at the Calgary Public Library in partnership with the Métis Nation Region 3 -  800 3 Street SE


A celebration of Métis people with live music, children’s activities, genealogy programs, cultural workshops, and more.
For more information call 403-260-2600 or visit Calgary Public Library website

 

Thursday, November 16

2 pm to 4 pm
Rupertsland Institute, Métis Week celebration
Métis Training to Employment Centre
#540, 1000 7 Avenue SW, Calgary

 

Lethbridge

 

Wednesday, November 13

10:30 am – A flag raising ceremony in honour of Louis Riel, Lethbridge City Hall
Presentations and coffee and cake to follow.

 

Slave Lake

Tuesday, November 12

10 am – Region 5, Flag Raising Ceremony, Rene Hall Plaza, 300 Main Street
Noon Stew and Bannock Luncheon, Region 5 Office, 353 Main Street

 

Thursday, November 14

10 am to 2 pm – Region 5 Open House and Free Lunch, Region 5 Office, 353 Main Street

 

Friday, November 15

11:30 am to 1 pm – Free lunch and performance by the Edmonton Métis Dancers, Slave Lake Friendship Centre, 416 6 Avenue

 

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