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Submitted by MNO Credit River M¨¦tis Council President Karen Derocher
About 50 Grade 3 students from Guardian Angel Catholic Elementary School learned all about dot art painting, hunting and trapping at a M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Credit River M¨¦tis Council (CRMC) workshop on Feb. 27, in Brampton.
Facilitated by MNO CRMC Treasurer Darlene Lent, the workshop gave students a chance to express their artistic talents and experience dot art painting, which replicates traditional M¨¦tis beading patterns.
The student-made paintings will be framed and given as Mother¡¯s Day gifts.
While preparing for this workshop, Lent had a chance to engage her mother, MNO citizen Bertha Tolles, in the process of dot art painting.? They spent an evening painting and concluded that this activity would appeal to people of all ages.
¡°We decided it should be shared with not only the young, but those of all ages, promoting M¨¦tis traditions and culture, engaging all in our community,¡± Lent said.
When the dot art was finished, students heard a presentation on hunting and trapping from a M¨¦tis perspective. The students were extremely receptive, and asked a lot of questions. They were also given the chance to touch different furs and at the end, students showed an understanding of hunting and trapping as being an integral part of the M¨¦tis way of life.
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