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Sunday, Nov 14

Videos & Online Content

Métis Week Opening Remarks with MNA Vice-President Dan Cardinal

I Am Métis – We are a diverse people and being Métis is more than how you look

First Look: Honouring Our Métis Veterans – A video from the new MNA Veterans Monument at Métis Crossing

Métis History Moment: Riel’s Last Days – A look into the final days of the Red River Resistance and Louis Riel’s resulting execution

Youth: Welcome to Métis Week from the MNA Youth Programs & Services Team

 

Monday, Nov 15

Videos & Online Content

Métis Week Proclamation: Mayor Amarjeet Sohi joins us by video to declare Métis Week in Edmonton

Live Virtual Events

Sunset: High Level Bridge Lights Honour Métis Week

5-7 p.m.: Rupertsland Institute’s Foundational Knowledge Books Launch

5-7 p.m.: Virtual Seniors Bingo

6-7 p.m.: Virtual Jigging Lessons with the MNA Youth Team

 

Tuesday, Nov 16

Louis Riel Day

Videos & Online Content

Commemorating Louis Riel with MNA President, Audrey Poitras

Youth: Learn Michif, the language of the Métis

Live Virtual Events

Cancelled: Due to the extreme weather conditions, the MNA Constitution Commission is unable to travel to Edmonton to host the information session today. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to check out the upcoming in-person community gatherings schedule.

 

Wednesday, Nov 17

Videos & Online Content

Family Fun: Make Your Own Sock Puppet with the MNA Children and Family Services Team

Live Virtual Events

6-8 p.m.: Learn to Make Pumpkin Spiced Bannock with the MNA Youth Team

5:30-7 p.m.: Unveiling of Métis Memories, a mural honouring Métis Residential School survivors and experiences

 

Thursday, Nov 18

Live Virtual Events

12-1:30pm: Pîkiskwêtân (Let’s Talk) with Nôhkom Jo-Ann: Modern Metis PoliticsEPL’s Elder-in-Residence Nohkom Jo-Ann will speak about the modern movement for Métis rights, including the role of women, and her experience working for the Metis Settlements. Register for the link.

1-3 p.m.: Métis Talks with Rupertsland Institute Centre for Métis Research – Bailey Oster and Marilyn Lizee authors of Stories of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me share a presentation about the power of stories, and how understanding our history can strengthen connections to family, community and culture.

6-8 p.m.: Join Edmonton Public Library and the MNA for the Premiere of Forgotten People, a film about Métis experiences of residential schools in Alberta.

7-9 p.m.: Virtual Craft Circle and door prize giveaways with the MNA Youth

 

Friday, Nov 19

Videos & Online Content

Celebrating our 2021 MNA Scholarship Recipients

Live Virtual Events

1-2 p.m.: Celebrating Artist Week with a virtual workshop with Angela Hall

6-7 p.m.: Test your knowledge at the virtual Youth Métis Trivia night

In-Person Event

8-11 a.m.: FREE Drive Thru Breakfast with Métis Housing – 11923 121A Street Northwest, Edmonton
Pre-Register to reserve your spot!

 

Saturday, Nov 20

Live Virtual Events

7-8 p.m.: Musical Performance with Brianna Lizotte and the MNA Youth Team