Metis Crossing thanks everyone that came out to celebrate National Aboriginal Day this weekend and all the performers, cooks, organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and distinguished guests for their valued contribution to Metis culture in Alberta.
We gathered a few videos to share with everyone. The Nicely Put Together Band opening up the festivities accompanied soon after by the Metis Child and Family Dancers. We hope to see everyone again next year!
Come and join in on celebrating Métis culture!
Whether it’s sunrise or sunset, Métis Crossing is full of wonder, engaging horizons, and natural beauty at all times of the day and night. Here we are enjoying new blossoms from wild roses, cherry trees, saskatoon berries, and spruce tips! We are looking forward to an abundant harvest this summer.
Métis Crossing is now offering scheduled tours of the site. In exploring the original river lots of the original Métis settlers in the Victoria District National Historic site, a wide range of topics, specialty items, and natural beauty can be enjoyed.
Metis Crossing is excited to start off the summer with a few new residents! We welcome two new barred rock roosters, Rocket and Reggie, and twenty two new leggern hens. Papahâhkwânak kitôwak, wâwiwak, otahtahkwanewak mâka namôya pimihâwak. “Chickens cluck, lay eggs, they have wings but they can’t fly“. We also welcome 31 honey bee hives, including one that can be seen in our farming and harvesting installation. Metis Crossing is now doing their part in helping re-pollinate the amazing bio-diversity of the prairies.
Here at Metis Crossing we are also enjoying an influx in bird migration. From chachakow (pelican), sêsêp (duck), niska (goose), kêyâsk (gull), ôhô (owl), âmôpêyesês (hummingbird), pahpakwechahikesis (woodpecker), kâhkâkiw (raven), apischikiskisis (chickadee), mischaskosês (swallow), pêpêchew (robin), and most magical of all two more kihew (eagle) were born! The river is high and the mosquitoes are fierce so remember your bug spray and take caution when approaching the swift current of the North Saskatchewan River.