Archive for November, 2016

MNA Youth Consultations

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Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) in partnership with Deloitte, will be conducting consultation sessions in each of the six MNA regions This is an update to clarify that the focus of these youth consultations will be to gather perspectives and develop recommendations to inform the Urban Aboriginal Strategy to better meet the needs of Métis youth in the Province of Alberta.

To have your voice heard, attend the consultation session in your MNA region or complete an online survey at http://bit.ly/ABMetisYouthPlease RSVP to Tania Kruk at tkruk@metis.org or 780-455-2200 ext. 239


MNA/CPAC Cancer Screening Workshop Invitation

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Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) will host a workshop regarding Cancer Screening Participation Among Alberta Métis in Edmonton tomorrow, Saturday, November 26 at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre. There are currently 6 vacancies available for individuals who would like to take part in this important dialogue. To RSVP, please contact MNA Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Sara Parker, at sparker@metis.org.

Event Details:
Saturday, November 26
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB


Press Release: Albertans Commemorate Louis Riel, Celebrate Métis Week

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Métis Nation of Alberta President (MNA) Audrey Poitras declared November 13th – 19th, 2016 “Métis Week” in Alberta. In its sixth year, Métis Week is an annual celebration that shares the joy of Métis culture with Albertans. The week is structured around the Louis Riel Commemorative Ceremony on November 16th. On this day, the Alberta Legislature opens its doors so that Métis people can gather to remember Louis Riel and his grave sacrifice in his fight for Métis Rights.

“We are happy to share our proud legacy with the support of the Provincial Government,” stated MNA President Audrey Poitras. “Each year we assemble to celebrate our vibrant culture and remember the important work of our great Métis ancestors including the heroic Louis Riel. Today we stand united on the shoulders of giants.”  

Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan commented that “Métis people have such a significant history in these lands. During Métis Week, I encourage all Albertans to take time to explore and celebrate this dynamic tradition, which continues to shape Alberta and make it stronger.”

Additional Métis Week events take place across the province and are posted to the MNA website (www.albertametis.com) and Facebook page (bit.ly/AlbertaMetis) 

For more information:

Media contact:

April Magee
Metis Nation of Alberta
Communications Officer
780-455-2200 Ext. 278
Email: amagee@metis.org