The Alberta RCMP has raised a Métis flag at "K" Division Headquarters in recognition of Métis Week from Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. The week celebrates Métis culture, history, and people and coincides with Louis Riel Day on November 16. To commemorate the significance of the week, Métis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a ceremony on Louis Riel Day.
The RCMP is honoured to be engaged with Métis communities and peoples across Alberta, including the Métis settlements General Council and The Métis Nation of Alberta. The promotion of safer and healthier Métis communities is a priority for the RCMP.
"I am honoured to raise the Métis flag at not only our Headquarters, but at many of our detachments across the province," said Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP. "It is meant to reflect the importance of recognizing Métis Week, and the Alberta RCMP's commitment to strong relationships with the Métis peoples and communities with whom we live and serve."
The Alberta RCMP continues its commitment to the reconciliation process by fostering an environment of renewed and enhanced relationships with Indigenous peoples. Listening to our communities, increasing awareness, ongoing dialogues, and celebrating diversity is part of a path forward in the important relationship with the Indigenous people in Alberta.
The Métis Nation of Alberta will be hosting virtual events throughout the week.