Métis Week in Alberta is a wonderful way for us all to honour a people and culture that hold a very special place in our province and in the story of the land we share. There are excellent opportunities this week to explore remarkable chapters in Métis history; to enjoy the work of talented artists, writers and performers; to hear and learn about Michif, the Métis language; and to appreciate the rich and vibrant spirit of Métis culture. I encourage everyone to embrace this chance to listen and learn with an open heart, and I hope that it brings you both enjoyment and enlightenment.  I invite you to visit https://albertametis.com and https://msgc.ca to learn more, or check for local Métis Week events in your community.

As Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Alberta, I offer my heartfelt thanks to all Métis leaders and community members for your valued contributions to our province.  I also offer my deepest gratitude to those who are working to foster a spirit of peace, understanding and reconciliation for the benefit of all people. I pledge to walk beside you in what I trust will be a shared journey toward hope and healing.

Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani AOE, B.Sc., LLD (hon)

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

November 14, 2021