During Métis Week, people across Canada pay tribute and remember the great Métis leader Louis Riel, on the anniversary of his execution, November 16, 1885.
In Alberta, the week surrounding November 16 has been declared as Métis Week. Métis Week is an entire week devoted to recognizing the culture, spirit and commemorating sacrifices of the Métis who continue to strive toward rights and recognition as a distinct nation. This year, Métis Week runs from Sunday, November 14 until Saturday, November 20.
Teachers in our school division have been provided with materials to acknowledge the significance of Métis Week at all grade levels.
Do you want to learn about Métis Week? Here are a few resources gathered by our Indigenous Lead Teacher: