Upcoming Events

 



Registry Sessions 

Become a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta and get access to cultural enrichment programs, scholarships and skills training, housing, and more.

Bring your completed citizen application form to our upcoming event or get assistance filling out the form from our Registry team.

Lloydminster
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
3 pm – 7 pm
Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre, 4602 49 Avenue

Spruce Grove
Thursday, November 22, 2018
2 pm – 7 pm
Pioneer Centre, 301 Jespersen Avenue

Fort Vermilion
Thursday, November 23, 2018
3:30 pm – 7 pm
Fort Vermilion Community Cultural Complex, 5001 44 Avenue

Grimshaw
Saturday, November 24, 2018
11 am – 5 pm
Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, 4609 50 Street

Red Deer
Monday, November 26, 2018
3 pm – 7 pm
4945 49 Street

Grouard
Friday, November 30, 2018
9:30 am – 12 pm
Downtown (look for the Rupertsland Institute Mobile Unit)

For more information about required documents, see our guidelines.

Métis Week

Save the date for this year’s Métis Week, November 12-17!

Each November, the Métis Nation of Alberta celebrates Métis Week to honour Louis Riel’s death and to commemorate the outstanding contributions of the Métis to Canada.

Numerous events are planned throughout the week. Keep watching our website and social media for details!

For events in the Regions, contact your Region Office.

Traditional Parenting Visits with Elders Harry and Elsie

All parents are welcome and encouraged to come.
November 20 – 22
Native Network-Parent Link
19 Erin Woods Drive SE

Climate Monitoring Engagement Sessions 

What if we could do something today for a better tomorrow?

Climate change compromises ecosystems, reduces agricultural yields, and negatively affects medicinal plants.

The Climate Leadership Team is hosting engagement sessions in all regions throughout October, November, and December. Everyone’s welcome to come, have dinner, and discuss how climate change affects Métis rights and ways of life.

Region 3:

Medicine Hat 
November 26
5:30 pm-8 pm
Honor Currie Room
Medicine Hat Public Library, 414 1St. SE

Calgary
November 27
5:30 pm-8 pm
Métis Family Services
Native Network Parent Link Center, 19 Erinwoods Drive SE

Rocky Mountain House
November 28
5:30 pm-8 pm
Highwater House, Rocky Mountain 
National Historic Site, Site 127 Comp 6 RR4

Region 4:
Drayton Valley
December 3
5:30 pm-8 pm
Beehive Support Services Association, 5056 50 Avenue

St. Albert
December 4
5:30 pm-8 pm
The Kinsmen Club of St. Albert, 47 Riel Drive

Edmonton
Date and location to be determined

Chance to win $100 prize at every session! Reserve your spot by calling Amy White at awhite@metis.org or phone 780-455-2200 ext. 411

Past
October 16-18: Region 2

November 13-15: Region 5

Rural Opioid Outreach

Getting help for addiction in a small town can be tough. Tell us what your community is missing and how to fill those gaps. Your knowledge and professional and personal experiences could help find a solution to the opioid crisis.

Come for a free dinner in Valleyview, Manning, or Peace River and discuss ways to better your community. 

Region 6
Valleyview
Sunday, November 18
12 pm-3 pm
Polar Palace Arena (Swanson Room)
4429 52 Avenue

Peace River
Monday, November 19
4 pm-8 pm
MNA Region 6 Office (Main Boardroom)
9621 90 Avenue

Manning
Tuesday, November 20
Manning Adult Learning and Literacy Centre
#202, 112 2nd Avenue SW

Registration is required by November 14. Email amochid@metis.org or phone 780-455-2200 ext. 419 to register. 

MRA Engagement Sessions Region-5 Poster

Naloxone: Free training & Kit Distribution – Drop in sessions

Calgary
Wednesday, December 5
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30
Central Library – BMO Community Room
800 3rd Street SE

Friday, December 7
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Memorial Park Library
1221 2nd Street

Saturday, December 8
10:30 am – 12 pm
12:30 pm – 2 pm
Forest Lawn Library – Program Room (Basement)
4807 8th Avenue SE

Maternal & Perinatal Health Gathering

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the University of Alberta are looking for Métis women to share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences. This is also an opportunity to discuss Métis pregnancy and childbirth practices. These stories will help us form Métis-specific programs and services for mothers and babies.

Participants must live in Region 4, be 18 years of age or older and MNA citizens or non-citizens who self-identify as Métis. Free childcare will be provided. Participants will receive a $100 honorarium and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Edmonton
Saturday, November 24
9 am-3 pm
MNA Provincial Head Office
#100-11738 Kingsway

For more information, contact Ashton James at 780-455-2200 ext. 433 or ajames@metis.org.

 

Cancer Focus Group

Are you a Métis cancer patient, survivor, or a family member of someone with cancer? Share your stories and experiences in a supportive, small group environment as part of a research study that will help Métis Albertans on their cancer journeys. We will be creating a Métis-specific resource to be given to newly diagnosed cancer patients. Dates are as follows:

Calgary
Thursday, December 6, 2018 
5 pm-8 pm
MNA Region 3 Office
1415-28 Street NE

Friday, December 7, 2018 
5 pm-8 pm
MNA Region 3 Office
1415-28 Street NE

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. All registered participants will be reimbursed for mileage & receive an honorarium. If travelling from out of town, accommodations will be provided. Citizen ID, name, & contact information MUST be provided to register and receive reimbursement.

Limited spots are available. To register, please contact Heather Curtis at hcurtis@metis.org or call 780-455-2200 Ext. 326.

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