(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane Town Council has proclaimed that November 12-18 will be recognized annually as “Métis Week” in Cochrane. This year it will include Louis Riel Day on November 16th. This is a significant year with the newly formed and elected Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta, creating District 4 - Rocky View in the Battle River Territory.
The Métis people, a recognized nation within the Canadian Constitution, have made significant contributions to Canadian society and culture. We encourage all citizens of Cochrane to learn more about the Métis People and the important role they play in the history of our town, province, and country.
Whereas: The Métis culture, rich in spiritual beliefs and colorful traditions is an integral part of Cochrane’s multicultural character.
Whereas: Métis people have had a long presence in Cochrane and southern Alberta.
Whereas: November 16th is Louis Riel Day, a national Métis holiday commemorating the death of Métis leader Louis Riel.
On behalf of Town Council and the citizens of Cochrane, I hereby proclaim the week of
November 12–18th as: "Métis Week”
And the day of November 16th, 2023, as: "Louis Riel Day."
To view the proclamation visit https://www.cochrane.ca/746/Proclamations.