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Scenes from the Thunder Bay Spring Festival (top:
letf-right) Commissioner on the MNO Commission
on?M¨¦tis Rights and Self-Government Paul?
Robitaille, MNO Thunder Bay?M¨¦tis Council?
President Jean Camirand and Spring Festival?
Organizer Madeline Denhardt (bottom) Festival
participants creating beadwork and playing a
traditional?M¨¦tis game. (Pictures by David Harel)
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On March 18, 2017, over 40 M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens participated in the first-ever Thunder Bay Spring Festival. The Festival was organized by M¨¦tis youth from the community with the generous support of the MNO Thunder Bay M¨¦tis Council. For many who came, the Festival was their first time participating in a MNO event.
Highlights of the Festival included free food, music, traditional games and a Beaded Infinity Button Workshop led by local Facilitators from the MNO Infinite Reach Student Solidarity Network. The workshop, which was part of the MNO Youth Council¡¯s #beadworkrevolution was held to help flood the Thunder Bay community with positive expressions of M¨¦tis identity and culture.
The M¨¦tis youth of Thunder Bay would like to extend a warm thank you to all who made the Spring Festival a stunning success including the MNO Thunder Bay M¨¦tis Council, MNO citizen David Harel for his wonderful photography and to M¨¦tis youth Madeline Dennhardt for her leadership in organizing the event as well as to all of the hardworking members of the MNO public service.
Posted: April 6, 2017See ALL news articles