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Métis Week 2021

Join us live on YouTube for the proclamation and flag raising on November 15, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. to kick off our Métis Week celebrations!

Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Zone 1 President James Cardinal, MNA Zone 2 Vice President Andrea Sandmaier, and President and CEO of Portage College Nancy Broadbent will gather at the main entrance of the Lac La Biche campus to declare the proclamation and proudly raise the Métis flag.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can't gather in person, but that doesn’t mean we can't still learn and celebrate together.

Event Schedule

Join us for a flag raising ceremony to kick off Métis Week 2021.

PLEASE ONLY JOIN IN VIRTUALLY- due to Covid Restrictions this event is not for in person attendance.

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Explore the history of Métis people, the Métis Nation of Alberta, trapping and more with Métis Elder Francis Dumais and Vice President MNA Region 2 Andrea Sandmaier.


    Learn all about trapping in this informative session with Annette Hobart.


          Explore Métis culture and history and the residential school experience with Elmer Ghostkeeper.


            Join us for an evening of music and dancing at our virtual jamboree.


            Learn about trapping, fishing and canning moose meat with Jason Ekeberg and the Walgren family.

            Join Francis Dumais as he talks about the Métis life in this video.


            The Métis traditions of hunting, trapping and fishing are a way of life that are still a big part of the Lavallee family. Kenny and Diane Lavallee have passed down this life to their children and grandchildren the same way it was passed down to Kenny from his father and mother.

            We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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