Upcoming Events

Community Health Night: Maternal Health and Family Planning


Métis doctor Cassandra Felske-Durksen, a specialist in women’s health at the Indigenous Wellness Clinic, talks maternal health and family planning at the Métis Nation of Alberta’s Community Health Night. Refreshments will be provided.

This conversation is an opportunity for families to learn about:

  • Reproductive health and rights
  • Sexual health
  • Reproductive life planning
  • Contraception
  • Preconception planning
  • Maternity pathways and care

Edmonton
Wednesday, October 24
5:30 – 7:30 pm
MNA Provincial Head Office, #100-117385 Kingsway NW

To register, visit mnamaternalhealth.eventbrite.com or contact Amber Yarmuch at 780-455-2200 Ext. 408 by Tues., October 23.

 

Take Home Naloxone Kit (THNK) Training and Distribution

The MNA is travelling across the province to bring you free Take Home Naloxone Kit (THNK) distribution and training.

Naloxone is a lifesaving medicine that can reverse opioid overdose. Be prepared and take the training.

Drop-in times are available for anyone with questions or who has received THNK training and requires a new kit.

For session details click on your region below.

Upcoming
October 15-23: Region 3 (South) Pincher Creek, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brooks, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, Airdrie
November 6: Region 4 (Central) Edmonton

To register or for more information, contact health@metis.org or phone 780-455-2200 ext. 432.

Past
June 5-15: Region 6 (North West)
June 20-23: Region 5 (Central North)
July 5-10: Region 1 (North East)
July 25-26: Region 4 (Central West)
July 30-August 3: Region 2 (Central East)
August 14-15: Region 4 (Central) Edmonton
August 22-30: Region 4 (Central) Edmonton, St. Albert, Morinville, Gibbons
September 5-6: Region 4 (Central) Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park
September 12-13: Region 3 (North) Lacombe, Red Deer
September 15-18: Region 1 (North) Conklin, Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan
September 22-25: Region 3 (Central) Calgary

 

Health Forum

Help grow health services in your community at the MNA’s Health Forum on Nov. 3. Your stories are the first step towards building future health services currently missing in your area. Travel, participation reimbursements, and accommodations will be provided for MNA citizens.

Edmonton
Saturday, November 3
Doors open 7:30 am
Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre
11830 Kingsway NW, Edmonton 

Find out which focus group fits you and sign up by Friday, October 26. Participants will receive an honorarium. Registration in at least ONE focus group is required

Can’t access health services in your community? Get a dental cleaning, cancer screening, blood sugar testing and more in one stop! Visit the health services booths and enter to win a Fitbit.

For more information, phone 780-455-2200 ext. 249 or email cdyck@metis.org 

 

Climate Monitoring Engagement 

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:
Rocky Mountain House
November 23
5:30 pm-8 pm
Highwater House, Rocky Mountain 
National Historic Site, Site 127 Comp 6 RR4

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

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

 

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.

Valleyview
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm 
Location: Polar Palace Hockey Arena (Swanson Room), 4429 52 Avenue, Valleyview AB

Grande Cache
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm 
Location: Métis Nation Centre, 3300 Pine Plaza, Grande Cache AB

Slave Lake
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Northern Lakes College (look for the Rupertsland Institute Mobile Unit), 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake AB

Wabasca
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: Downtown Wabasca (look for the Rupertsland Institute Mobile Unit), Wabasca AB

Drayton Valley
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Location: Beehive Support Services Association, 5056 50 Avenue, Drayton Valley AB

For more information about required documents, see our guidelines.

 

Cultural Enrichment Program: Peyote Stitch 

Learn the peyote stitch beading style and create a pair of handmade earrings to take home.

Krista Leddy, a talented Métis beader, will be leading the course as part of the Métis Nation of Alberta’s Cultural Enrichment Program.

Participants MUST attend both sessions. Lunch will be provided.

Edmonton
Date: Day One: Saturday, November 24, 2018
         Day Two: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Location: MNA Provincial Head Office, 100-11738 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB

Limited seats are available. To reserve your spot, you MUST provide your Métis citizen ID, name, birth date, address, email, and phone number to Christine Dyck at 780-455-2200 ext. 249 or youth@metis.org

 

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