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Alice Bissonnette (Métis Elder) – The Road Allowance People

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Alice Bissonette

Metis elder, Alice Bissonette.

Alice was born in Flin Flon Manitoba in August 1943 and attended school in Manitoba and Alberta. In 1963, Alice married David Roy Bissonette Sr. in Taber, AB they were blessed with four sons, seven grandchildren and five Indigenous foster children.

Alice is retired from the position as President of the Metis Local 2003 and now sits as elder for the Metis Nation. She worked hard during her tenure as president including working with the schools to present Metis sashes to Metis graduates. Alice worked with Metis Region 3 office and the Mayor’s office to get a road on the west side of Lethbridge named Metis Trail.

She is still raising awareness of Metis culture and pride, on any given day you can see her wearing one of her many Metis shirts. The Metis anthem, “Proud to be Metis” speaks volumes about pride in being Metis.