Acknowledgements for Region 6 AGM!

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Thank you for making our 30th Annual General Meeting a wonderful success! We could not have done it without you!

Thank you to our dignitaries: Métis Nation of Alberta Vice President Dan Cardinal, MLA Dan Williams, Town of Peace River Mayor Tom Tarpey, Mackenzie County Councilor Eric Jorgensen, and Northern Sunrise County Councilor Corinna Williams.

Thank you to our supportive Métis Nation of Alberta Staff: Bruce Gladue – Director of Métis Rights and Accommodation; Craig Letendre – Harvesting Coordinator; Trevor Anderson – Manager of Economic Development, Shawn McKay – Director of Métis Identification and Registry Systems; Andres Filella – Manager Climate Leadership; Marilyn Lizee – Master of Ceremonies and Executive Officer; and Garrett Tomlinson -Acting Manager Métis Consultation and Regional Consultation Coordinator-Region 6.

And, thank you to the Communications team at the Métis Nation of Alberta for putting together the designs, flyers, and other promotional material to help spread the word about this AGM. Thank you for your help in helping us build a strong Métis Nation, embracing Métis rights!

Thank you so much to Regional Council for your unwavering support and guidance.

Thank you to our hardworking staff: Louise Cardinal – Office Manager; Tricia Frank – Executive Administrative Assistant; Ioana Campbell – Regional Environmental Lead; Erin Mingay – Youth Projects Coordinator; and again Garrett Tomlinson.

Thank you to our Affiliates: Corrine Card from Métis Capital Housing; Guido Contreras, Director of Operations for Rupertsland; and Carmella Mackey – Northwest Regional Manager and her supportive staff.

A huge thank you must go to our sponsors in industry for their financial assistance and making our Annual General Meeting one to remember! Métis Nation of Alberta, Apeetogosan, Bison Contracting Ltd., Mercer, Petluk Clarke, TC Energy, Infracon, Mountainview Safety Services, County of Northern Lights, and Nesokmahtan.

A Recognition Award for our elders, Ruth Kidder and Violet McKenzie, for years of service to the Métis Nation, was awarded at our 30th Annual General Meeting Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 6

Thank you to our wonderful band that played for our Annual General Meeting Dance, The Mighty Peace featuring Cindy Paul. Thank you to our jiggers who took part in our jigging contest and a hearty congratulations to our winners.

A warm thank you must go out to our caterers that prepared our meals for us, C-Ken Catering. Delicious meals were had by all!

Thank you to Billy Joe Delaronde for his wonderful presentation of the Bell of Batoche.

Thank you to Carmen Lagace for her decorating talents and making our space a beautiful one!

Lastly, thank you to all our Métis members that came out to support us and made our 30th Annual General Meeting such a success!

A huge thank you to our knowledge keepers and youth that attended our Storytelling Session at this year’s Region 6 AGM. Youth had the opportunity to learn from seven knowledge keepers: Angie Crerar, Benita Galandy, Ken Browning, William Belhomme, Dennis Whitford, Joyce Parenteau, and Theresa Houle.