Métis Week

November 15 – 21

Even though our Métis Week commemorations look a little different this year, we’re still excited to share this time with you – virtually!

Digital content like videos and presentations, will be posted on MNA social channels daily. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to catch it all. Links to all content will be added to this page at the end of each day. Celebrate Métis Week from the comfort of your home and share the pride and culture with your friends and family, Métis or not.

Don’t forget to check out our Virtual Métis Market! Browse the wide selection of traditional and contemporary arts and projects made by Métis Artisans!

Sunday, November 15

What’s OnDescription
Mayoral ProclamationThank you Mayor Iveson for your proclamation speech to start Métis Week.

Riel’s Last DaysCommemorate Louis Riels’s last days and learn why we honour him with the Riel Walk with this video from the MNA Culture Team.

Giveaway Video from YouthWelcome to Métis Week with the Youth Team as they announce a big giveaway.

High Level Bridge LightsWe’ll be posting pictures of the High Level Bridge in Edmonton being lit up white and blue to commemorate Métis Week 2020

Monday, November 16

What’s On Description
Keeping it Riel Special Episode Join Emily and Bailey for a very special Louis Riel episode of your favorite podcast!

Commemorating Louis Riel President Audrey Poitras tells us about Riel’s dream for self-government and the steps we’ve taken to get there.

Riel’s Soldiers Go back in time to 1885 when Louis Riel’s provisional government was formed and the war against the Métis and the Canadian Government began.

Live Kitchen Party Join the Youth Team’s Kitchen party, hosted by Brianna Lizotte & Colton Bear.

Region Five EventsMétis flag raising ceremony, Slave Lake.
Region Six EventsFlag raisings in Peace River and Grande Prairie, and open house in Manning.

Tuesday, November 17

What’s On Description
Community Info HourWatch this presentation from Children and Family Services about what the Métis Resource Worker can do for you.

Jigging tutorialLet Luc and Jolene run you through the basic jigging steps and get you up on your feet!

Wednesday, November 18

Celebrating the Women of the Métis Nation

What’s On Description
A Story to Tell Residential School Survivor Angie Crerar

Finger-weavingLearn some basic finger-weaving techniques with Matt Hiltermann

Waltzing with the Angels A Muriel Stanley Venne Project

The RoseCelebrating Métis Women

She is IndigenousA Campaign by Le Femme Michif Otipemisiwak

Thursday, November 19

What’s On Description
Métis Voices: Fishing Lake Digital stories from Fishing Lake storytellers. Register now!

Indigenous Housing PanelA discussion and Q & A with Métis Capital Housing Corporation. Register now!

Tea and Beading/CraftsCheck out this virtual group hangout on zoom with the Youth Team.

Friday, November 20

What’s On Description
Métis Flag Raising at Concordia University of Edmonton Concordia University of Edmonton partnered with the Metis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Education Foundation, and Rupertsland Institute in 2018 to create an endowment fund for Métis students attending Concordia. President Audrey Poitras will be there to raise the flag. This event will be livestreamed.

Michif LessonsLearn some Michif, the language of the Métis, with Skyblue on social media!

Screening of Riel’s HonourJoin us for this screening with the Edmonton Public Library, with post screening discussion with Harvesting Council and Craig Letendre. Register now!

Saturday, November 21

What’s On Description
Kookum TalesJoin Elder Doreen for some stories and tales from her childhood.

Youth Events for Métis Week

Ongoing Throughout the Week

Keep an eye out for these things through out Métis Week!