Metis Week – November 15 – 21, 2015
Each year, on November 16, Metis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution. This ceremony symbolizes the commitment Metis people share in striving for and promoting the visions of Louis Riel and is one of the most important dates on the Metis calendar.
In addition to recognizing Louis Riel Day on November 16, the MCA had declared the week surrounding November 16th “Metis Week.” The week is devoted to continue to strive towards rights and recognition as a distinct nation. This year, Metis Week runs from Sunday, November 15th until Saturday, November 21st.