Métis leader remembered during annual ceremony on anniversary of execution
EDMONTON, Nov. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Métis Week is an important part of showcasing the culture, history and traditions of the Métis, especially for those residing in the Edmonton, Alberta area. This year, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will be paying tribute to Métis leader Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on November 16, the date of his execution. This ceremony will be followed by the MNA's Annual Open House.
Details of the Event
Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alberta Legislature, Edmonton, AB
Métis Nation of Alberta Annual Open House to follow from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
November 16, 1885 marks the tragic execution of Métis leader Louis Riel. For many years, this memorable date has been both celebrated and commemorated, paying tribute to the many achievements that have come from Riel's significant role in the Métis community.
This day not only allows the Métis people to celebrate past victories and advances, but also brings to light the ongoing strive for new feats in the areas of rights and recognition.
The Louis Riel Commemorative Ceremony will be taking place on November 16, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the Alberta Legislature Building in the Main Rotunda. Food and beverages will follow at the Métis Nation of Alberta's Annual Open House from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The open house will feature various Métis artisans, authors and performers who have volunteered to showcase their work.
For more information regarding these events, please contact the MNA Head Office at 780-455-2200.
About the Métis Nation of Alberta
The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), since its inception in 1928, has existed to advocate on behalf of and meet the needs and aspirations of Métis people in Alberta. It has evolved from an organization with a small membership to an organization whose membership exceeds 35,000 people spread across the Province of Alberta. Over the last decade, the MNA has made a transition from solely a representative body to an organization responsible and accountable for the ongoing delivery of a variety of programs and services. It is through these initiatives that the MNA hopes to promote and support the Métis culture and all those who are a part of it.
SOURCE: Metis Nation of Alberta
For further information: Media Contact: Amanda McCarthy, T: 780-455-2200 ext. 234, E: [email protected]