Musée Héritage Museum
Alberta’s oldest non-fortified community was established in 1861 as a Roman Catholic Mission. A Métis settlement quickly grew up around it. Nestled inside St. Albert Place, the Musée Héritage Museum explores the story of St. Albert through a variety of programs, preserving the community’s history for the future. Within the museum’s exhibits the story of many Métis families are told and the genealogy database allows the visitor to trace their Métis ancestry. Dedicated to preserving the architectural heritage in St. Albert, the heritage sites include the Little White School, St. Albert Grain Elevator, and river lot # 24 with its Métis homestead.
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Michif Cultural Institute
Located in the oldest house in St. Albert, The Michif Cultural and Resource Institute, conceived by the Honourable Senator Thelma Chalifoux, includes a collection of Métis specific items and a pictorial history. The Insitutie is endeavoring to preserve and protect the culture and heritage of the Métis people within Alberta and the West.
St. Albert’s history is an example of this Métis heritage. The community was founded in 1860 with Métis families from the Lac St. Anne Mission. Between 1860-1870, the Métis formed the majority of the population in this economically thriving community. Even though the community faced difficulty, permanent structures were erected, land cleared for homesteads and not only was their unique Métis culture maintained but it flourished!
Address: 9 Mission Avenue, St. Albert, AB Phone: 780-651-8176 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalyna Country Ecomuseum
Extending east and northeast from Edmonton, the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum is one of the most historic places in Alberta. Follow rivers and roads to experience a millenia of aboriginal culture. Kalyna Country Ecomuseum is a multi-cultural “living outdoor museum” (heritage district) that includes: pioneer, First Nations, Cree and Métis settlements within the prairie and parkland area, surrounding the historic North Saskatchewan River, east of Edmonton.
The Kalyna Country Ecomuseum interprets, preserves, and promotes the unique heritage of northeast central Alberta. The area includes ancient Aboriginal sites, former forts and fur trading posts and claims some of the earliest pioneer trails and farmsteads in Western Canada. www.kalynacountry.com phone: 1.888.452.5962 e-mail: email@example.com.
Kiyanaw at Capital Ex - July 22 - 31, 2011
This year’s Capital EX includes the Kiy-West Stage located in Hall E of the Edmonton EXPO Centre. The Kiy-West Stage is a fusion North America’s top Aboriginal artists and performers and promises to be a feast for the eyes, ears and intellect. Guests will experience colourful presentations of live performance arts. This year’s performers include Shane Yellowbird, LED Dance Collective, The Hunt Family, Aboriginal School of Dance, Tribe of One. Eagle & Hawk, and Le-La-La Dancers.
Also in Hall E, the Kiyanaw Museum where visitors can view articles representing Alberta’s First Nation, the Metis Nation, and the Inuit People. Included this year will be a children’s activity centre, where visitors can learn how to Pow Wow dance, sing a drum song or listen to a story. Capital EX runs from July 22-31, 2011 at Northlands. For more information, please visit capitalex.ca.