We recently received an invitation from Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services who provide services to Metis families in Kamloops for an event which KUC folk might like to participate in. A group of Metis elders recently met with a a few folks from the Indigenous Ministry group at KUC to talk and to share a meal together. It was an informative and warmly received gathering which was facilitated by Terry Mindel who is undertaking a Cultural Safety Survey at the church. Click on the poster for details: Louis Riel Dinner Poster 2017
The invitation reads as follows:
Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services is pleased to host our Annual Louis Riel Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday November 18, 2017. Tickets can be purchased through our office at 707 Tranquille Rd.
Adult Tickets – $25.00 Children ages 3 -12 – $10.00 Children ages 2 and under are Free (*please request a ticket if the child sits in their own chair)
Respectfully and Maarsii.
The Métis were-and are-a people distinguished by their independence, individuality and resilience.
The Cree referred to Métis people as Otipemisiwak, which, loosely translated, means“the people who own themselves” or “the people who govern themselves”.