Month of the Métis
Today, the Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, as well as the Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Lori Carr announced that October will be proclaimed as the Month of the Métis in the province of Saskatchewan.
“For more than a century Saskatchewan’s Métis community has been an integral part of our shared culture, history and heritage here in our province,” Carr said. “Through this proclamation we recognize the many contributions generations of Métis individuals and families have made to Saskatchewan.”
“Sharing Métis history and heritage is an important part of reconciliation,” Métis Nation-Saskatchewan President Glen McCallum said. “Our citizens are proud that our language, customs, art, and culture continue to enrich the lives of the many people who now call Saskatchewan home. We are pleased to work with the Government of Saskatchewan in the spirit of inclusion, respect and recognition to celebrate our people and our culture here in the Heart of our Homeland.”
Read the complete press release here.