Social Activities

The Métis are a community-centered people. In both their history and the contemporary activities they love to celebrate individual and communal achievement. Typical community celebrations among the Métis include dances, community suppers, and the rendezvous.

The rendezvous is a community gathering that is the functional equivalent of the Indian powwow. Held in the summer, the rendezvous represents the opportunity for a wide cross section of Métis to come together and renew acquaintances and celebrate with their families. Often a week long, events at the rendezvous include dancing, horse racing, church services, community suppers, and old fashioned visiting. A special rendezvous is held annually at Batoche in Saskatchewan to celebrate the historical significance of that location.