Rupertsland Centre for Metis Research

Metis Talks

The Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research hosts Métis Talks a bi-annual public event that highlights Métis specific research, art and culture. Métis Talks is held twice a year: in the Fall and in the Spring.


Upcoming Métis Talks

Our next Métis Talks will be held on November 8th, 2017. Check back here for more details! 

Past Metis Talks

May 18, 2017

Our last Métis Talks featured a presentation by Leah Dorion on "Resilient Métis Women: Using Artistic Expression as a tool for Reconciliation" and another by Jessie Short on "The Urgency of Métis Art". 

October 19, 2016

The Fall 2016 Métis Talks included presentations by Dr. Kisha Supernant, and Dr. D'Arcy Vermette.

June 18, 2016

Métis Talks commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Seven Oaks, and included presentations by Dr. Heather Devine, and Marilyn Dumont.

November 17, 2015

The inaugural Métis Talks included presentations by Dr. Brenda Macdougall and Dr. Nicole St. Onge on Kinscapes, whereas Dr. Nathalie Kermoal presented her research on the Urban Housing Needs of the Métis in the 1970-1980s.


Red River Cart Ceremony - November 17, 2015

The Red River Cart was a gift to the Faculty of Native Studies from the Métis Nation of Alberta, signifying the partnership between the MNA and the U of A in the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research and recognizing the presence of and contributions by Métis people at the university. It was officially revealed on November 17, 2015, following RCMR's inaugural MétisTalks.