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Submitted by Joseph Paquette, President of the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario Veterans¡¯ CouncilJoseph Paquette and Elder/Veteran Gary Sault.
On Sunday, June 21, National Aboriginal Day and the Summer Solstice were both celebrated across Canada.
Na-Me-Res (Native Men¡¯s Residence) sponsored the celebration at Fort York in Toronto. Several M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens from the MNO Toronto York Region M¨¦tis Council were represented.
Joe Paquette, President of the MNO Veterans¡¯ Council participated in the grand entry by proudly carrying the M¨¦tis flag which was provided by the First Nations organizers.
It was a great day to celebrate M¨¦tis culture and rekindle old friendships.
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