Join the McEwen School of Architecture, in collaboration with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Sudbury Métis Council, Laurentian University, and Laurentian’s Indigenous Student Affairs, in a celebration of Métis culture as part of Louis Riel Day! The day will feature a flag raising ceremony, a birch bark canoe demonstration, presentations, snacks, music and more!
11:30 a.m. – Flag raising ceremony at Tom Davies Square (City Hall) – 200 Brady Street
12:30 p.m. – Guests are invited to walk back to Laurentian University to take part in other activities:
McEwen School of Architecture, Atrium (beside fireplace)
85 Elm Street – Across from Shopper’s Drug Mart
1:00 p.m. – Prayer and Introduction by Juliette Denis, Métis Elder and MNO citizen
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 pm. – Talks by:
- Rick Meilleur from Collège Boréal, Métis Elder and MNO citizen
- Jessica Poirier, MNO Sudbury Métis Council Youth Representative
- David Fortin, Métis Architect; and
- Marcel Labelle, Métis Elder, MNO citizen and canoe craftsman.
2:00 p.m. – Tour of the construction of a birch bark canoe by Marcel Labelle and Laurentian Architecture students