Métis Week

Métis Week is an opportunity for the Métis in Alberta to share their stories, history, and culture with the rest of the world.

We welcome everyone to join us throughout the week to help us commemorate and celebrate the life of Louis Riel, our history, and our contributions to Canada.

Click here to download the Métis Week 2019 poster PDF.

Click here for Métis Week events happening in other regions.

Donations are needed! Do you have a spare blanket for someone in need?

The Métis Nation of Alberta loves helping its community. This year, we will be collecting new or gently used and freshly laundered blankets and sleeping bags.

Blankets can be dropped off at head office throughout the week, or you can bring your donations to the Métis Week Gala on Saturday at the Edmonton Inn. Donations will go to local charities and shelters.

The Métis Week Gala starts at 5:30 p.m.

November 10

Louis Riel Commemorative Walk

Gather at St. Margaret’s Church Historic Site at 9:45 a.m.

Click here for event details, locations, maps, and poster.

November 11

Remembrance Day Celebrations

8:50 a.m. President Audrey Poitras on Global T.V.
10:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.Wreath layings around the Edmonton area Métis Wreaths will be laid at West Edmonton Mall, the Butterdome, and St. Albert (Click links for info)

November 12

11:00 a.m. Region Four event: Métis Week ProclamationEdmonton City Hall

*Shuttles are available from the MNA Provincial Office to City Hall. Shuttle pick up is at 10:00 a.m.

Please park at the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre and meet at the office doors.

November 13

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Honouring our Métis Leaders & Elders. Click here for the posterCanada Place (9700 Jasper Ave NW)
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Q & A about new housing programs (click here for more info)Métis Housing (11923 121a St NW)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.I want to buy a house; what’s next?” Edmonton Workshop with Realtor Brandon Harel-WatsonMétis Housing (11923 121a St NW)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tea and Workshop with Elders
Nighi Lodge (11935 65 St NW)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Rooftop GardeningRenaissance Tower (9505 105 Avw NW)
4:30 p.m. – Midnight Métis colours (white & blue) for Light the Bridge High Level Bridge

*Space is limited for the above events, please RSVP to: 780-452-6440 Ext #1131 or #1133 or email comms@metishousing.ca

November 14

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Rupertsland Institute Open HousesAcross the Province
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Métis Veterans Open House and Tea Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Ave NW) Ridgewood Room
6:00 p.m.Author Night – With Theo Fleury. Click here to get tickets for this FREE event. Click here for the poster.The Foundry Room (12021 102 Ave NW)

November 15

Métis Discovery Day at the Edmonton Expo Centre for students

7:00 p.m.Tall Tales & Open MicChateau Louis (11727 Kingsway Ave NW)

November 16

Time Event Location
11:00 a.m.Louis Riel Commemorative CeremonyLegislature Building
12:00 p.m.LunchEdmonton Inn and Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Ave NW)

5:30 p.m.Métis Week GalaEdmonton Inn and Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Ave NW)

*Shuttles are available from the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre to the Legislature Building. Shuttle pick up is at 10:00 a.m.