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Participants of an art workshop organized by the MNO Niagara
Region M¨¦tis Council.Submitted by Amanda Pont-Shanks, Chair of the MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council
On October 19, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council hosted a dot art workshop. ?Council Chair Amanda Pont-Shanks, a graphic artist and early childhood educator, taught the workshop and helped participants throughout the event.
Inspired by the amazing artwork of MNO citizen Christi Belcourt, the participants learned how to create their own works and about the history and culture surrounding M¨¦tis beadwork and contemporary artwork.
The workshop, situated at the Welland Snowmobile Club, also provided a haven for participants to share their own personal experiences of being M¨¦tis.
The M¨¦tis dot art workshop is one of many that MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council plans to put on for its citizens to learn about their history, culture and way of life. In the spring, they hosted a traditional drum workshop. They also have some wonderful events planned for 2016.
Published on: November 3, 2015
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