Tuesday November 2, 2021
1 – 3 PM
CEP Campus | Gathering Place, A1457
Come and join us in celebrating Métis Culture & Learn about the traditional Métis Sashing ceremony
What is Métis Day?
The traditional culture of our Métis ancestors, shaped by nature, still exert strong influence on generations today, from spirituality to political attitudes. There is an undeniable relationship between Métis culture and the way history, traditional knowledge systems, healing practices, values and norms and political and legal customs are interpreted. This relationship governs the way people live and how they interpret the world around them. If culture shapes identity, then it can be concluded that the health of an individual is directly related to the overall health and wellness of their culture. Language, culture, and heritage are all interconnected. They are all part of daily life (i.e. family and community, food, art, songs, dance, spirituality, values, land use activities) and they all interact with one another to make up a unique Métis culture. Please join our UFV students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Métis Day Awareness.
Please be aware that proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Upon arrival, please have your BC vaccine card (QR code) and a piece of valid government ID ready.
For more information contact Josephine Charlie: Josephine.Charlie@ufv.ca