The Métis Nation of Alberta was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Thelma Chalifoux. Thelma was a champion for Métis rights and a valued member of the Métis community.
Among her many accomplishments, Thelma was a founding member of the Michif Cultural Institute in St. Albert. She was also the first Métis woman to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and was a recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Thelma was very active within the Métis Nation of Alberta; she sat on our Elders Senate and was an elected Zone 4 official. She leaves behind a legacy of activism and culture.
The MNA would like to extend our deepest condolences to Thelma’s family and friends.
A Traditional Métis Wake will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am at the Connelly-McKinley, St. Albert Funeral Home in St. Albert.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00am at the Holy Family Catholic Parish, 75 Poirier Avenue, in St. Albert.