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United Way Metis 2022 Online Event: “Believe in the Metis”

November 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Please join us on November 15, along with Métis knowledge keepers, for this afternoon of rich, in-depth discussions and engagement with Métis community members. We offer this opportunity to shed some light on the unique journey of Métis people who were once “hidden in plain sight” but are now proud Métis champions.

In the words of Métis leader Louis Riel: “My people will sleep for a hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.”

Session 1, Increasing Métis Voices and Visibility: 1:00 to 2:20 p.m.

  • Elder Edmee – opening prayer
  • 1:10 – 1:40 p.m. – Vicki Bouvier* – PhD thesis (identity in urban settings)
  • 1:40 – 2:10 p.m. – Elder Edmee
  • Question and Answer (~10 minutes)

Session 2, Language, Song, and Culture: 2:30 to 3:50 p.m.

  • Elder Edmee – opening prayer
  • 2:40 – 3:10 p.m. – Wynter Ducharme – plants and crafting
  • 3:10 – 3:40 p.m. – Ross Pambrun** (The Squeaky Wheel) – song and art
  • Question and Answer (~10 minutes)

Bio links:
*Vicki Bouvier:

**Ross Pambrun:

As part of the implementation plan for the Akak’stiman Indigenous Strategy, one of United Way’s key organizational commitments is to identify and co-create learning activities to build the internal capacity of United Way staff and external capacity with our partners. Learn more about the strategy and register now!


November 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Elijah BeaverUnited Way Metis 2022 Online Event: “Believe in the Metis”