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Teachers from the Wellington Catholic District School Board show off their M¨¦tis
beading with MNO GRMC President Jennifer Parkinson and Treasurer
Leslie-Anne Muma. Click here for a larger version of the picture.
Submitted by MNO Grand River M¨¦tis Council Treasurer Leslie-Anne Muma
On January 11, 2018, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River M¨¦tis Council provided a workshop at a Wellington Catholic School Board professional development day in Guelph. Valerie Marks with the Board¡¯s Equity and Inclusion with an Aboriginal Focus office arranged for MNO GRMC President Jennifer Parkinson and Treasurer Leslie-Anne Muma to teach 21 teachers.
First thing in the morning, President Parkinson made a M¨¦tis 101 presentation and answered many great questions about Louis Riel and M¨¦tis History. The teachers were so interested that the session went overtime.
After the morning break, President Parkinson and Treasurer Muma taught M¨¦tis beading. Everyone in attendance received a beading kit to take home with them. Once the teachers had learned how to bead they didn¡¯t want to stop.
After lunch, Valerie Marks who was also enjoying the beading let the beading continue stating: ¡°I have never seen teachers so engaged in an activity before.¡±
As can be seen in the picture above the teachers all did an excellent job. Everyone had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun.
Posted: January 26, 2018See ALL news articles