Métis flag at the University CentreOn Sept. 19, U of G will fly the Métis flag in recognition of Powley Day. The day marks the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to recognize Métis harvesting rights as protected under the Constitution.

“The University of Guelph is honoured to raise the Métis flag on the 15th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the Powley case,” says Laurie Schnarr, director of student experience.

“The Powley decision was a significant milestone in the recognition of Métis rights in Ontario. U of G is committed to working together with the Grand River Métis Council and Métis citizens as we continue on our journey of reconciliation.”

The University’s Powley Day programming starts at 10 a.m. in front of the University Centre and includes:

  • Métis performances
  • Remarks from the Grand River Métis Council, City of Guelph and the University
  • Flag raising

Following the formal program, all are welcome to visit the Aboriginal Resource Centre in the Federal Building for soup and bannock and conversation.