Métis Week Celebration

Métis Week Celebration

Every year, on November 16, Canadians gather to commemorate the significant legacy of Right Honourable Louis Riel, an advocate and defender of Métis rights. In Alberta, the week surrounding this event is held and honoured as Métis Week where Canadians can commemorate the legacy of Riel and reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Métis people to our province and nation.

Red Deer Polytechnic is committed to reconciliation and creating an inclusive, culturally diverse campus for everyone. And, in the spirit of truth, reconciliation, and our commitment toward Indigenization, the Polytechnic community can gather and commemorate with and learn from Indigenous peoples.

Tea & Chat

Have a Tea & Chat with Learning Designers Doris McKinnon and Patricia Marshall. Runs from 10am to 11am, Wednesday in 913C.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite you to share in our Tea and Conversation in recognition of Métis Week. Join the CTL team and learn about their commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is also an opportunity to learn about the work of some of our Learning Designers in the field of Métis scholarship. Displays and conversations will include some of Dr. Doris MacKinnon’s publications on the role of Métis women in the transitional period after the end of the fur trade. Indigenous scholar Patricia Marshall will also share her perspectives on Métis history and identity.