We are proud to recognize Métis Week.
Each year, on November 16, Métis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution. Louis Riel devoted and sacrificed his life defending the rights of Métis people.
In addition to recognizing Louis Riel Day on November 16, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has declared the week surrounding November 16 as “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.
Join us at the Musée Héritage Museum Tuesday to Saturday during Métis Week to take in a special craft (10 am–5 pm).
And at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, drop in on November 15 and 16 anytime between 10am and 5pm to discover how our Indigenous Programmer, Melissa-Jo Belcourt-Moses creates her traditional sewn porcupine quillwork. Admission is free.