Upcoming Events

Take Home Naloxone Kit (THNK) Training and Distribution

The MNA is travelling to Region 5 and 6 to bring you free Take Home Naloxone Kit (THNK) distribution and training. We will be in Region 6 from June 5-15 and Region 5 from June 20-23.

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.

To find a location in Region 6, download our Region 6 poster.
To find a location in Region 5, download our Region 5 poster.

To register or for more information, contact health@metis.org or phone 780-455-2200 ext. 435.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Métis Crossing. Experience voyageur canoe rides, jigging contests, vendors & artisans, and entertainment by the Métis Child and Family Dancers and Nicely Put Together Band.

Details
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 11 am – 6 pm 
Location: Métis Crossing, 17339 Victoria Trail, Smoky Lake AB

For more information, call 780-656-2229 or email metiscrossing@metis.org
For more event details, download our poster.

Community Health Night: FASD 101


Join us for an educational evening about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This presentation is for everyone, including individuals with FASD, caregivers, and people interested in learning more about FASD. 

The FASD workshop will provide you with:

  • A basic understanding of FASD
  • Tools for prevention
  • Strategies to manage FASD stigma
  • Available community resources
  • Ways to support individuals living with FASD
  • Opportunities to connect

Details
Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time:
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:
MNA Provincial Head Office, #100-11738 Kingsway NW, Edmonton AB

To register, visit mnaFASD101.eventbrite.com or contact Amber Yarmuch at 780-455-2200 Ext. 408
by Tuesday, June 26. 
Unable to join us in person? Watch us live on facebook.com/ABMetis/

Download our poster for more details.

Métis Youth Culture Camps

Experience Métis traditions at the first ever Métis Nation of Alberta Youth Culture Camp July 15-21.

Learn important cultural teachings including hide tanning, beading, and finger weaving.
Campers will also learn how to live off the land, participate in a canoe expedition, and sleep in traditional Métis trapper’s tents.

The event is free to attend. Participants must be Métis citizens between 13 and 17 years old. Very limited space available.
To apply, please submit a completed camper registration package to youth@metis.org by Friday, June 22, 2018.

We are also looking for Métis and non-Métis volunteer Camp Leaders who are 18+, to help ensure the safety of youth participants while assisting with event organization.

Applicants must provide a clean criminal record check and vulnerable sector check. Experience working with youth and First Aid training are assets. Volunteers must be available July 13-21, 2018. 

For more details, download our poster.

Visit our webpage for more details on the camp and where to find application packages for campers and volunteers.

Back to Batoche Days

Take a trip to Batoche, Saskatchewan on July 19 to 22 for a cultural weekend celebrating Métis heritage. Enjoy exciting events at the Back to Batoche Festival Grounds like chuckwagon and chariot races; jigging, horseshoe, and bannock competitions; as well as a variety of artisan goods and crafts.

Special activities will be available at both the Batoche National Historic Site, and the Back to Batoche Festival Grounds located 1 kilometre north of Batoche.

Details
Date: 
Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22, 2018
Location: 
Batoche National Historic Site and Batoche Festival Grounds, one hour north of Saskatoon or one hour south of Prince Albert, located on Highway 225, Batoche, SK, S0K 3R0 

For further details, go to Back To Batoche Festival, phone +1-306-423-6227 or email batoche.info@pc.gc.ca

90th Annual General Assembly – Lac La Biche

The Métis Nation of Alberta 90th Annual General Assembly will take place in Lac La Biche.

Details
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: TBD
Location: Bold Center, #100 8702-91 Ave., Lac La Biche, AB.

For more details on the trade show and accommodations, follow the link.

For more information, please contact Ron Harrison at rharrison@metis.org or Marilyn Lizee at mlizee@metis.org or call (780) 455 2200.

Click here to view or print the PDF poster.

 

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