Celebrate unique history, culture, and traditions during Métis Week

Métis Week is November 14 to 20 with a special Métis student and employee mixer, and events for everyone in the College community.

Tanishi Kiyawow! (Greetings to you all!)
Métis Week is an annual celebration of the culture, history, and contributions of the Métis people to Alberta and Canada from November 14 to 20. Iniikokaan Centre is excited to host several events and encourages everyone to check out local events happening across Alberta.
Please note that these events are only open to Bow Valley College students and employees.


Métis Week Events

Monday, November 14: Métis Flag Raising Ceremony at Calgary City Hall

  • What: Join Iniikokaan Centre at City Hall, where the City of Calgary will raise the Métis Flag in honour of Métis Week.
  • Where: Calgary City Hall
  • When:
    • 11:30 a.m. - Meet at Iniikokaan
    • 11:45 a.m. – Walk to City Hall
    • 12:00 p.m. – Métis Flag Raising Ceremony

Tuesday, November 15: Métis Veterans George and Ross Pambrun 

  • What: Listen to stories based on lived experience from Métis Nation Region 3 Elder and Veteran, George Pambrun as complemented by remarks from Veteran, Captain, and Métis musician Ross Pambrun. 
  • Where: Iniikokaan Centre (in-person and streamed online)
  • Register for online attendance: Please contact with your BVC email for online registration info. In-person attendance does not require registration.  
  • When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Facilitator: George and Ross Pambrun

Tuesday, November 15: Métis Student and Employee Mixer (special gift for the first 30 Métis people)

  • What: Connect with your fellow Métis students and employees at Bow Valley College over Bannock and Tea and learn how to bead a floral design 
  • Where: Iniikokaan Centre (in-person only)
  • Who: Students, employees, and leaders who self-identify as Métis
  • When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Host: Michelle Fournie, Manager of Iniikokaan & Métis Nations Region 3 Member

A special note: Feeling a bit shy in identifying and connecting? Don’t let that stop you! Stay curious and know that you’ll be welcomed at Iniikokaan. Identity and self-declaration are complex topics rooted in a legacy of disenfranchisement and attempted cultural genocide. We respect and support everyone where they are on their personal journey toward Indigenous identity and reconnection. Iniikokaan Manager and Métis Nation Region 3 citizen Michelle Fournie will share her journey toward self-identity during the Mixer event.

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 15 & 16: Beading: Floral Designs

  • What: Learn to make your own floral design through this student-led beading workshop
  • When: 1 p.m. (drop-in style)
  • Who: Open to all BVC students and employees
  • Where: Iniikokaan Centre (in-person only)

Friday, November 18: Rupertsland Presentation: Métis History and Identity 

  • Where: Online
  • Register: Please contact with your BVC email for registration info 
  • When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • What: A presentation about resources for educators. Together, we will explore and examine the narrative of historical and contemporary issues that have influenced who we are as a people. Learning about the strong, diverse Métis Nation will benefit all students.
  • Facilitator: Kimberley Fraser-‑Airhart, Rupertsland Institute

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact

Marsee! (Thank you!)

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