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To honour Métis Week and the Métis people of Edmonton and surrounding areas, each year the City of Edmonton partners with the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta and its local regional council. This year, City Hall will host a recognition event and proclaim it Métis Week in Edmonton. All are welcome to join!
Date: Tuesday November 14, 2023
Location: City Room, City Hall
The City recognizes the important role that Métis people have played in the founding and development of Edmonton, and the contributions they continue to make to our great city.
The Métis flag is on permanent display on the official flag poles in front of City Hall, alongside the Canadian flag, Provincial flag, the City of Edmonton flag and Treaty 6 flag.
Louis Riel devoted and sacrificed his life defending the rights of Métis people. Riel’s legacy continues to resonate across the homeland.
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. 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 16, the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta 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.
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