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Métis Day Awareness‌‌ - Everyone Welcome

When: Tuesday November 2, 2021


Place: CEP Campus | Gathering Place, A1457

Come and join us in celebrating Metis Culture & Learn about the traditional Metis Sashing ceremony

What is Metis Day?

The traditional culture of our Métis ancestors, shaped by nature, still exert strong influence on generations today, from spirituality to political attitudes.  There is an undeniable relationship between Métis culture and the way history, traditional knowledge systems, healing practices, values and norms and political and legal customs are interpreted.  This relationship governs the way people live and how they interpret the world around them.  If culture shapes identity, then it can be concluded that the health of an individual is directly related to the overall health and wellness of their culture.  Language, culture, and heritage are all interconnected.  They are all part of daily life (i.e. family and community, food, art, songs, dance, spirituality, values, land use activities) and they all interact with one another to make up a unique Métis culture. Please join our UFV students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Métis Day Awareness.

For more information contact Josephine Charlie

Cultural Resurgence S'wes: Traditional teachings. Traditional ways.‌ISC Logo Transparent

September 2021 to March 2022

The Indigenous Affairs office invites you to embark on a journey to reclaim Indigenous knowledge and participate in Indigenous activities, through the Cultural Teachings (S'iwes) program.

Registration is required.


The Cultural Resurgence events are only open to Indigenous students in S'olh Téméxw.

To register for each event, please follow the links below:

Contact Phyllis Johnston for more information:

ISC Book club

Please join us virtually for bi-weekly discussions as we read through the following short story books:

UFV Indigenous Students

Monkey Beach: a novel by Eden Robinson

  • October 4 (12:00-1:30 pm)
  • October 25 (12:00-1:30 pm)
  • November 24 (12:00-1:30 pm)

Contact Josephine Charlie for more information.

UFV Faculty and Staff

Jonny Appleaseed: A novel by Joshua Whitehead

E-book or Printed copy

  • September 24 - Chapter I-Chapter XI (12:00-1:30 pm)
  • October 15 - Chapter XII-Chapter XXV (12:00-1:30 pm)
  • November 5 - Chapter XXVI-Chapter XXXIX (12:00-1:30 pm)
  • November 26 - Chapter XL-Chapter LIV (12:00-1:30 pm)

Contact Josephine Charlie for more information.

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