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Tri-Council Meeting – January 2020

In January 2020 the three Métis governments with Self-Government Agreements met at Métis Crossing in the newly completed Cultural Gathering Centre to discuss the path forward.

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Christmas 2019

We held the Métis Nation of Alberta’s annual Christmas party for kids at our Cultural Gathering Centre! Check out some of the pictures from that great time!

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Summer 2019

Check out our progress to date!

We can’t wait until its open and can start hosting cultural events, corporate training, weddings, meetings, educational sessions and more.

Look for us Fall 2019!

Pictures are of the South, East, North, and West sides of the Cultural Gathering Centre:

 

Cultural Gathering Centre Begins Construction

MC Groundbreaking_112L-R: Smoky Lake County Reeve Craig Lukinuk, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, The Honourable Sandra Jansen, Federal Minister of Infrastructure, The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, MNA President, Audrey Poitras, Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquette

On May 14, 2018, the Métis Nation of Alberta, Government of Canada and Government of Alberta celebrated the ground-breaking for the new cultural gathering centre at Métis Crossing. Once complete, the centre will allow the Indigenous tourist attraction to offer year-round programming for the first time.

“Métis Crossing is a place of pride where we not only share culture and tradition, but offer an opportunity for others to learn and experience Métis culture. Our long awaited Cultural Gathering Centre, that has been a dream of Alberta’s Métis people for decades, is finally underway and will open up so many more future possibilities for visitors to enjoy in every season,” said Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras.

MC Entry_Mar 8 2018 with logoBack view of Cultural Gathering Centre

The new centre will provide 10,000 ft2 of gathering spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, exhibits and interpretive spaces to engage visitors. The centre is being designed to maximize energy and operational efficiencies to help achieve financial sustainability. The Government of Canada has committed $3.5 million for construction of the facility and the Government of Alberta has also provided $1 million in funding for construction and site developments.

Construction on the new cultural centre is scheduled for completion late summer of 2019. The facility will provide a cozy place to warm up by the fireplace after visitors participate in authentic Métis experiences that may include night sky watching, snowshoeing, and trapping programs.

For more information on developments at Métis Crossing, please contact us at metiscrossing@metis.org or (780) 656-2229.