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Culture Days for the Owl River Metis, 2019
Date and time
Trapline RFMA 1637
Lac La Biche, AB
Directions: The best is to call 780 520 1418 and ask to speak to Jack.
Offered in English.
On Friday September 27, we ferry supplies from our homes and the office in Lac La Biche to our Cabin, located on Trapline FRMA 1637. The Cabin is located just off Highway 881. You make a left turn from the Highway at Heart Lake gas station is you're northbound. Use the Alpac dirt road and the cabin is on the right, just before you cross the bridge on Owl River. Over the course of the AB Culture Days, we pitch our tents, blaze a fire in the fire-pit, go hunting for wild chickens, ride quads, tell stories, make bannock, have a band play live music, and get the seniors to conduct lessons on the history and culture of the Metis in Alberta. We also go fishing, fillet fish and smoke them the Metis way. There will be plenty of food, soft drinks, jokes, and the teaching of life skills.
The mandate is to advance the cultural, social, and economic interests of the Métis of Owl River. The organization speaks on behalf of its members on matters of concern, including the community's engagement with the government on various issues, like the use and preservation of the land and natural environment. The organization advocates for Métis rights and negotiates with industries operating on the traditional territories of the Métis. Respecting seniors, tapping from their knowledge of the past, looking after them properly, and promoting their active participation in the community's programs is a chief priority for the organization. This strong community-driven mandate has been sustained by a visionary leadership, government support, and through the active participation and cooperation of the entire Owl River community.