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Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans¡¯ Council President?
Derrick Pont (middle), MNO Niagara Regional M¨¦tis
Council President, carries the 1812 banner while Joseph
Paquette (right), MNO Veterans¡¯ Council President, carries
the M¨¦tis flag during the inaugural unveiling of the
Landscape of Nations: Six Nations and Native Allies
Commemorative Memorial event.?Click here to view a larger
version of the picture.
On October 2, 2016, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans¡¯ Council had representation at the unveiling of the Landscape of Nations: Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial event held at Queenston Heights Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
This event commemorated the Six Nations Peoples and their Native Allies who participated in the War of 1812. The M¨¦tis were recognized as being their allies and participated in the Commemorative event by flying the M¨¦tis flag and their 1812 banner as part of the Veterans¡¯ Honour Guard. The M¨¦tis flag was carried by Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans¡¯ Council President, and the 1812 banner was carried by Derrick Pont, MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council President; such pride in people¡¯s hearts!
The MNO was included in this commemorative event thanks to the efforts of MNO citizen Michele-Elise Burnett, who is also the daughter of MNO founding member Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, and Brian Kon, MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council Councillor. Both Burnett and Kon were a part of various committees who helped with the planning of this event. The MNO Veterans¡¯ Council would like to thank all of the organizers and volunteers that saw this great project to fruition.
Published on: October 27, 2016See ALL news articles