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Thursday , 2 December 2021

Mayor of Bonnyville says it’s time to celebrate Métis culture and community

Métis Week is November 14-20 in Alberta and the Mayor in the Town of Bonnyville says it’s a great time to celebrate Métis culture and community.

More than 114,000 Métis people call Alberta home which is the largest population in Western Canada and the second largest in the country.

It is a time to recognize the vibrant spirit, culture, and contributions of the Métis in Alberta. They have contributed greatly to Alberta’s businesses, economy, and society.

Elisa Brosseau is the Mayor of the Town of Bonnyville.

“As a Métis woman, I grew up knowing my heritage and learning the culture, I was always proud of who we were as Métis,” Mayor Brosseau told Lakeland Connect.

During Métis Week, people in Alberta and across Canada also pay tribute and remember the great Métis leader and speaker of truths, Louis Riel, on the anniversary of his execution, Nov. 16, 1885.

Mayor Brosseau encourages all Albertans to take the time to learn more about and celebrate the valuable culture and contributions of the Métis people.

“Métis week is a time to celebrate our traditions and culture and learn more about the long history of the Métis people,” Mayor Brosseau concluded.

You can learn more online about Métis Week through the Métis Nation of Alberta and Indigenous Tourism Alberta.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!