Culture & Events

For children, youth, adults, parents, and elders, we celebrate any opportunity to teach and explore our unique Métis culture.

We teach pride, traditional knowledge, jigging, beading, hunting, fishing, trapping, locating and harvesting medicines, bush survival skills, and important honours like the Order of the Sash for our High School students when they graduate.

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Golf Tournament 2023



Free Dental Clinic

We’re teaming up with Access for All Dentistry to make oral healthcare affordable and accessible for Citizens of the Otipemisiwak Métis Government. Priority will be given to Citizens in and around District 21 (formerly Region 5).Register for the Lesser Slake Lake Métis District Free Dental Clinic from April 15 to 19 at the Faust Community Hall to safeguard your smile and your wallet!

Services offered include:

  • Dental exams (including x-rays)
  • Oral cleanings
  • Cavity fillings
  • Simple extractions (non-wisdom teeth only)

The services will be available to Métis Citizens of all ages. Sign up for your appointment today by registering through this link:

Citizens can also bring their families to participate in daily cultural activities and celebrations nearby. 

Note: Appointment spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis. Priority will be given to individuals who are experiencing distressing symptoms and dental emergencies. For more information about this program, contact contact 780-455-2200 Ext.244 or

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day Event

Our District 21 Citizens’ Representative Grant Lacombe and the honorable Mayor Frankie Ward will be there to flip pancakes with us. Nancy Chalifoux will speak on behalf of the MMIW movement, sharing insights and raising awareness.

🥞 Free Community Pancake Breakfast

📅 Date: Sunday, May 05, 2024

🕰️ Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

🏢 Location: The Legion

💲 Cost: FREE

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day


We’re excited to announce that we’ll be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples’ Day on June 21, 2024! 🎉🎶

Join us for a day filled with drumming, dancers, celebrations, kids’ games, and a craft table! It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Indigenous culture, traditions, and history, while having a lot of fun with the whole family. 🪶

Follow our social media channels for more information and updates! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all! 🥳🎊♾️

June 21 Métis Day Celebrations

Every June 21, we celebrate Métis Day during National Indigenous Peoples Day. This event includes traditional games, prizes, and fun for all ages.

Youth Culture Camp

♾️ 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽 hosted by Métis District 21, happening from July 29 to August 02, 2024! 🎉

Our camp promises an enriching experience filled with cultural activities, learning sessions, and fun adventures. 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀, 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗼𝗻. ♾️Make sure to follow our social media channels for all the latest updates! ♾️

November Métis Week

For one week every November, we join Métis across the nation in sharing and celebrating our culture. We work with the Town of Slave Lake to raise our flag for the month of November, host activities including an annual Open House with a Stew & Bannock luncheon, host a free Family Dinner in partnership with the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, and invite guests such as the Edmonton Métis Dancers.

During this week, our active Elders enjoy the Annual Métis Youth & Seniors Gatherings both locally and in Ottawa. In 2020, our Nation Elder Herb Anderson contributed to the second Tri-Council meeting in Ottawa.

Louis Riel Day

For one week every November, we join Métis across the nation in sharing and celebrating Louis Riel Day is held every year on November 16 across the Métis homelands. November 16 is the anniversary of Riel’s execution in 1885. During that year, Riel led Métis people in the Northwest Resistance, which was a stand against the Government of Canada because it was encroaching on Metis rights and our way-of-life. The Métis were defeated at the siege of Batoche and the Canadian government captured Riel. He was eventually put on trial where he was convicted of treason and executed. As a result, Métis people across Canada were labeled as traitors and for generations many felt the need to hide their Métis culture and heritage. Despite this oppression, many Métis people found a way to preserve their way-of-life and passed it on to current generations. Today, the strength of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is a testament to the courage of our ancestors.


Métis Homemade Raisin Pudding

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1. In a pot combine 2 cups of water, rice, and salt.

2. Cook for up to 20 mins on medium heat till water is dissolved.

3. Add sugar, milk, raisins and cinnamon.

4. Cover with lid on a lower setting than medium. (Careful not to boil)

5. Cook for up to 20 mins. Till it is thicker.

6. Mix cream, egg, vanilla extract, and butter in a separate bowl then add the pot and stir

7. Remove from heat and allow to cool off for a few mins.