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OUR STORY

Michif Cultural Connections was founded by the Honourable Senator Dr. Thelma J. Chalifoux. She was honoured and proud to be the first Métis woman called to serve in the Senate of Canada in 1997. After retiring in 2004, Dr. Chalifoux founded the Michif Cultural Institute (now Michif Cultural Connections) in the historic Métis community of St. Albert to preserve, promote, protect and celebrate Alberta‚Äôs rich Métis culture. We are proud to honour her memory by continuing this important work and ensuring her legacy lives on.

Senator Chalifoux passed away on September 22, 2017. Visit her memorial page to learn more about the tireless work Senator Chalifoux did for the Métis community.

OUR MISSION

Through leadership and education, Michif Cultural Connections provides programs, facilitates workshops, and exhibits Métis museum artifacts at the historic Juneau House in St. Albert.

We have also established a library and keep archival documents in order to preserve, promote, and protect Alberta Métis history.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Traditional Finger Weaving
  • Drum Making Workshops
  • Moccasin Making Workshops
  • Jigging Classes
  • Traditional Medicine Teachings
  • Smudging Workshops
  • Blanket Exercises

CLASS SCHEDULE - 2018

CABOCHON EARRINGS CLASS
Instructor: Krista Leddy

Dec 15, 2018
$50 per person (all materials, supplies, and teachings included)

Classes at Michif Cultural Connections, 9 Mission Ave, St. Albert, AB
Starts at 10 am, tea and snacks provided!

JOIN US

Experience traditional knowledge teachings with an elder. Learn a variety of cultural teachings while enjoying tea and bannock!

OUR RESOURCE LIBRARY

Our collection includes hundreds of books written about or by the Métis, Michif language materials, and a variety of community development and working group reports. We also house and display historic Métis artifacts. If you have any materials you wish to donate, please contact us!

GIFT SHOP

Stop in to purchase a variety of Métis arts and crafts. Online store coming soon!

  • Métis Flags and Sashes
  • Model Red River Carts
  • Moccasins with Beadwork
  • Medicine Bags
  • Pins, Stickers, and Mugs

OUR PEOPLE

We are a non-profit corporation run by a small staff and volunteers.


Sharon Morin - Director of Programs
Debbie Coulter - Director of Administration
Joshua Morin - Office Manager
Rheanna Sand - Webmaster

CONTACT US

Give us a call or send us an email to learn more about our programs and events. Or just stop by Juneau House and say hi!

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