Métis Week

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Join us at Mount Royal University as we celebrate Métis Week.

Below is a full list of events happening throughout the week. Tuesday, November 14, 2017Rock Your Mocs
Join Mount Royal University in the celebration between Nov. 13 - Nov. 17 to celebrate your Native heritage by wearing your moccasins all day.

Discussion with Métis Elder, Edmee Comstock
RLLC Showcase Space, E4113 (4th floor of RLLC) | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Open to All

Join us for a presentation by Métis Elder, Edmee Comstock. Dancers will also perform followed by a jigging workshop.
Tea and bannock will be served.
To register for this event click here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017Identity Politics and Making of Métis: Implications in Health Systems and Delivery
A presentation by Dr. Robert Henry

RLLC Ideas Visualization Lounge | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Open to All
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Robert Henry, Ph.D., is Métis from Prince Albert, SK and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, in the Department of Sociology. Robert graduated with his Ph.D. from the Department of Natives Studies, University of Saskatchewan in 2015. Robert’s research areas include Indigenous street gangs and gang theories, Indigenous masculinities, Indigenous and critical research methodologies, youth mental health, and visual research methods. Working closely with community partners, he published a collection of narratives from his Ph.D. research titled, Brighter Days Ahead (2014). Robert has also published in the areas of masculinity, Indigenous health, youth subcultures, and criminal justice. Currently, Robert is teaching courses on Indigenous peoples and the justice system, sociology of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and Indigenous and settler-colonial relationships and the state.


Métis Mixer
Lincoln Park Room, Mount Royal University | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Open to All

Students, alumni, professionals and community members are invited to an evening of networking and conversation. Meet new people and build your professional and personal networks over snacks and drinks. Bring your business cards and contact information.
To register for this event click here.

Friday, November 17, 2017Screening of ôtênaw - A film by Conor McNally
EA1031 (Moot Court) | 1:00 p.m. | Open to All

Conor McNally is a filmmaker based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, Treaty 6). Bypassing formal film training, Conor creates works through a combination of instinct, and hands-on trial and error. He also has some talented and helpful friends that contribute in massive ways on all of his projects. Conor has made numerous short films, with his most recent being ôtênaw (2017), which recently screened at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. He is a proud father and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

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Iniskim Centre Otenaw Poster