Join us for Métis Week!

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All are invited to partake in the joy of Métis culture during the 2016 Métis Week. From November 13th until November 19th, Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) welcomes the public to celebrate the rich culture and contributions of Métis people. The week is structured around the Louis Riel Commemorative Ceremony at the Alberta Legislature on November 16th. Additional activities planned for this year include the Louis Riel Commemorative Walk, Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall, MNA Open House and much more! Please read on for more details.

Additionally, Métis youth and students have an opportunity to participate in a lapel pin art contest and apply for scholarships. Lapel pin art winners and scholarship recipients will be recognized during Métis Week. Please see below links for more information.


Métis Week Schedule of Events – Edmonton

Sunday, November 13

6th Annual Louis Riel
Commemorative Walk 

10:00 am: Walk begins, 12:00 pm: Commemorative Service at St. Margaret’s Church,
1:00 pm:Lunch at  Deville-North  Cooking Lake Hall
Start Location: St. Margaret’s Church

In honour of Louis Riel, the 6.6 km commemorative walk with horse and wagon rides to St. Margaret’s Church signifies the procession made by Riel’s family and community to his funeral. Shuttle service will be provided to the walk start point from the MNA Provincial Office at #100-11738 Kingsway Ave. Please RSVP to amagee@metis.org to reserve your spot on the shuttle.


Monday, November 14

Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 4, and City of Edmonton Métis Week 2016 Proclamation and Flag Raising
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Each year, Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, and the City of Edmonton host a proclamation and flag raising ceremony in commemoration of Métis Week. Food and entertainment will be provided following the ceremony.

Métis Urban/Capital Housing Corporation Open House
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
MU/CHC Head Office
11923 121A Street, Edmonton, AB.

Gather among friends and family at the MU/CHC Open House. Bannock and tea will be served.


Tuesday, November 15

Unforgotten: A Documentary Film Screening & Reception 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Screening at 6:45 p.m.
Whitemud Crossing Theatre
145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre
4211 – 106 Street, Edmonton, AB

Join the Métis Nation of Alberta and Edmonton Public Library for an evening of film, conversation and refreshments, as we screen the documentary film, Unforgotten. Unforgotten is a heart-warming tale about the celebration and preservation of Métis culture and history in Alberta. Doors will open at 6:30. 

Métis Nation of Alberta Seniors’ and Veterans’
Come and Go Tea 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Métis Nation of Alberta Provincial Office
#100-11738 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Join us in recognizing our Seniors and Veterans by attending a Come and Go Tea. Coffee, tea and dainties will be served.


Wednesday, November 16

Louis Riel Commemoration Ceremony at the
Alberta Legislature Building

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alberta Legislature Building
10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Métis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution, November 16th. Following the ceremony, participants are invited to gather at the Métis Nation of Alberta Provincial Office for an open house.

Métis Nation of Alberta Open House
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Métis Nation of Alberta Provincial Office
#100-11738 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB

The MNA is hosting our Annual Open House which will feature an artistic display of various Métis Artists. Visitors will have the opportunity to see colorful beaded textile masterpieces, jig along to lively fiddle tunes, and take a tour of our Genealogy Research Centre to discover their Métis family history! Lunch will be provided. 

High Level Bridge Lighting 

Edmonton’s High Level Bridge will be resplendent in white and blue after sunset to celebrate Métis Week.


Thursday, November 17

Crib Tournament 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Londonderry Hall
14224 74 St NW, Edmonton, AB 

Rupertsland Institute – Open House 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rupertsland Institute Employment Centre
12308 111 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Please join Rupertsland Institute at one of its province wide Employment Offices as we highlight our services to the community. Please contact Lisa Savill at 780-801-9977 for more information.

Rupertsland Institute – MacEwan University
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
MacEwan University
10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Please join Rupertsland Institute for the official introduction to the Rupert’s Land Reading Room located on the MacEwan University Campus. Stew and Bannock will be served at this momentous cultural celebration. Please contact Lisa Savill at 780-801-9977 for more information.


Friday, November 18

Métis Nation of Alberta and
Region 4 Festive Jamboree 

10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Londonderry Hall
14224 74 St NW, Edmonton, AB

Join the Métis Nation of Alberta for a day of cultural activities! Beading and jigging workshops will take place from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Dinner will be served between 5:30 and 6:30 pm which will be followed by the Delia Gray Awards from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm. The evening will be capped off with a festive jam.


Saturday, November 19

Métis Nation of Alberta Family Day
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB

The MNA will host a family fun day which will include fiddle lessons* and activities for kids, an embroidery class, health and wellness table, genealogy table, and cultural display. The MNA registry team will also be available to assist prospective members to complete their applications.

* Fiddle players of all levels and new players are invited to attend the fiddle lessons. Fiddles will be provided. 


Métis Week Schedule of Events – Calgary


Monday, November 14

Flag Raising Ceremonies
Calgary City Hall
7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

We will be hosting a gathering at the Region 3 office, 1415 – 28 ST NE, immediately after the flag raising. Food & Refreshments will be served as well as entertainment.


Tuesday, November 15

Métis Calgary Family Services Open House
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Native Network
19 Erinwoods Dr. SE
Ph: 403.273.6032


Wednesday, November 16

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary Open House
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aboriginal Friendship Centre
101- 427 – 51 AV SE
Ph: 403-270-7379


Thursday, November 17

Fruit and Bannock Sale

Métis Calgary Family Services (National Child Day), Kemama Nnanik, Medicine Wheel Early Learning Centre, funds to children’s Xmas party, $6.00 per lunch.  To order your bag lunch Phone (403)240-4642 Ext. 0 or email order at mail@mcfs.ca *Delivered between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Rupertsland Institute Open House

11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
#540, 1000-7th AV SW
Phone 403-250-8902

Business Mixer

6:00 pm 
Coast Plaza Hotel 
1316-33, St NE
Calgary, AB

Sponsored by Apeetogosan Métis Development Corp. RSVP Métis Nation Region 3 at 403.569.8800.


Friday, November 18

Senior’s Supper
5:00 pm 
Coast Plaza Hotel 
1316-33, St NE
Calgary, AB

Please phone Region 3 at (403)569-8800. You must confirm attendance. *FREE to all seniors over 55


Saturday, November 19

Fun Day
11:00 am
Crossroads Community Hall
1803 – 14 AV NE
Calgary, AB

Prizes, contests, and fun for the whole family. Free lunch, laughing, jigging, story telling, moose calling, contests prizes, face painting, and balloons.

Traditional Métis Supper and Dance
6:00 pm
Crossroads Community Hall
1803 – 14 AV NE
Calgary, AB

Admission $13.00, Music by – Dean Malcolm, Les Jerome and Friends.