Metis Week 2020
November 10, 2020

Portage College is commemorating Métis Week from November 12 to 16. 

Due to COVID, things will be a little different this year. There is one live event that will be streamed with the remainder of the activities prerecorded and available at any time. The good news is that because of this the sessions are available to everyone in all communities.

Celebrations will start with a live Métis flag raising. The white infinity symbol will be raised proudly outside the main entrance at the Lac La Biche campus. The flag raising will be shared on Facebook live and will commence at eleven a.m. on November 12.

The yearly week-long event commemorates the anniversary of the death of Métis leader Louis Riel and celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of Métis people.

“Although we would love to have everyone gathered at the College as usual for Métis Week celebrations, we recognize the risks and respect protocol measures that are in place due to the COVID pandemic,” said Nancy Broadbent, President and CEO of Portage College. “We look forward to learning virtually about the rich Métis culture in our region.

Throughout the week, the College social media accounts will be celebrating with messages from the region on how to make bannock, jigging and fiddling, among other topics. All Métis Week Celebration videos can be accessed on the College website at any time for the convenience of viewers. Metis Week 2020.

Media Inquiries:
Jaime Davies, Corporate Communications Manager 
780-623-5581 or email

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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