Métis Week 2015 Activities
Each year, on November 16th, Métis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution. This ceremony symbolizes the commitment Métis people share in striving for and promoting the visions of Louis Riel and is one of the most important dates on the Métis calendar.
In addition to recognizing Louis Riel Day on November 16th, the MNA has declared the week surrounding November 16th “Métis Week.” The week is devoted to commemorating the sacrifices of the Métis who continue to strive toward rights and recognition as a distinct nation. This year, Métis Week runs from Sunday November 15th until Saturday November 21st.
The Métis Nation of Alberta has planned an assortment of events to celebrate Métis Week 2015, which runs from Sunday, November 15th – Saturday, November 21st. Please contact April Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-455-2200 ext. 278 for additional information about events.
EVENTS: 5th Annual Louis Riel Commemorative Walk | November 15th
Louis Riel Commemoration at the Legislature | November 16th
Métis Nation of Alberta Open House | November 16
Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research Métis Talks at the U of A | November 17
Red River Cart Ceremony | November 17
City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony | November 18
High Level Bridge Lighting | November 18
Senior’s Come-and-Go Tea & Genealogy Open House | November 19
Métis Education Foundation/MacEwan University Recognition Ceremony | November 19
Box Social and Jam | November 21