Archive for February, 2018

Beginner Cree Classes

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As part of the Cultural Enrichment Program, the MNA is offering introductory Cree lessons in Region 1.

Join us for lessons on speaking, reading, and writing Cree over 18 weeks. Classes will be held at the Region 1 Office in Lac La Biche.


Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (Sessions occur weekly).
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Region 1 Office, 10104 102 Ave, Lac La Biche AB

Click here for information on how to register and to view the PDF poster.

Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

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The Métis Nation of Alberta is excited to share details of the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards. This unique award program provides the opportunity to celebrate the exceptional qualities of students who inspire their peers, teachers, education leaders, and community members while respecting the agency of other students to do the same in their own ways. 

The Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards are intended to recognize First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education path and embrace their own gifts, strengths and potential while celebrating the ways of their people.
Formerly known as “Indigenous Shining Student Award”, the program has been enhanced and expanded and continues to be supported through the collaboration of education partners in Alberta. This important re-imagining of the award has been inspired by the ASBA Indigenous Advisory Circle whose leadership, advice, and guidance has been invaluable in creating this exciting new awards program.

If you know a Métis student who embodies the above qualities, you now have the chance to nominate them. For nomination information and further details on the awards, click here.

MNA 5th Annual Provincial Business Mixer

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton AB

This year we focus on creating professional relationships between Métis business owners and industry leaders. Updates on Métis Crossing and the growth of Métis Tourism will be provided and we will be accepting proposals for the development of the Métis Crossing site.

Seminar: 9:00am – 11:30am

Métis Contractor Database open registration, presentations on Métis Crossing, and Indigenous Tourism development. Free to attend, please register to secure a seat.

Trade Show: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Free to attend. Vendor tables sold out.

Dinner & Gala: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

$65/person or $500 / table of 8 for non-Métis citizens. Free for Métis citizens with citizen ID.
Please reserve your seat by March 20, 2018. Limited seating

Please contact Katie Suvanto to reserve a seat by emailing ksuvanto@metis.org or by calling (780) 455-2200 Ext. 235

Click here to download the Business Mixer PDF invite.

Click here to download the Business Mixer poster.

Click here to view the seminar agenda.

Click here to see the schedule of events.

MNA Region 3 Annual General Meeting

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Join the MNA Region 3 community as they gather for their Annual General Meeting.

Saturday, February 17th 2018

Albert Park Community Hall: 1310 – 28 Street SE, Calgary

Agenda for the day will include talks on:

  • Region 3 report
  • Financial report
  • Rupertsland Institute
  • Apeetogosan
  • Youth
  • Housing
  • Seniors

Click here for full agenda

Rupertsland Structural Assessment Stakeholder Survey

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Métis Nation of Alberta affiliate, Rupertsland Institute (RLI) has commissioned a study to examine the alignment of RLI’s organizational structure with its mandate, mission and vision. The scope of this project includes an independent review of RLI’s governance, administration, and service delivery structures in the context of foreseeable changes in its business environment and in light of the Métis Nation of Alberta’s relationship with the Government of Canada.

After a competitive process RLI has selected Engage First Management Consultants (www.engagefirst.ca) to conduct this independent review. Engage First is a professional management consulting firm based in Edmonton with expertise in organizational analysis and experience with Indigenous organizations.

The first phase of the review requires extensive data collection and consultations with RLI’s key stakeholders including staff, clients and members of the Métis community. You are part of this consultation and your valuable opinion is being sought through an online survey being conducted by the independent consultant.  We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey.  Please be assured that no personal information will be asked and all the information collected in this survey will be treated with strict confidentiality.  

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