MEET THE COMMUNITY – BUFFALO LAKE & KIKINO MÉTIS SETTLEMENTS
Buffalo Lake and Kikino Métis Settlements are two of eight Métis Settlements in Alberta. These two areas are Naturally Rich being in the heart of a vibrant agricultural zone, offering plenty of natural resources, with sustainable development and maintaining traditional land and carrying forward the Métis culture.
Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement annually hosts several community events featuring the artists, musicians, dancers, and culinary tastes of their settlement. Rodeos are a popular event in the region with the Buffalo Lake Riding Club organizing the rodeo that is one of several used for qualifying for the finals in the Northern American Indian Rodeo Association.
Kikino Métis Settlement also hosts an annual Rodeo which includes Chuckwagon Races too. In 2014, they will be celebrating their 25th annual event and the fireworks over Whitefish Lake are sure to be loud and bright! Another unique event hosted at the settlement is the Triple ‘R’ Triathlon, featuring the traditional skills of running, rowing canoes, and riding horses. This event is a solo and team competition offering various competing classes for different ages of competitors. How about getting dirty at the annual Kikino Métis Settlement’s quad rally? Every skill level is invited to join in this event in May to ride the muddy trails and enjoy the new season springing to life.
We welcome you to discover these Naturally Rich communities and take part in their cultural, action-packed events throughout the year!