Around MNO • Nov-Dec 2010

North Bay Métis Council: (Back row): Marc Laurin and President Walter Deering (Front row): Doris Evans and Senator Marlene Greenwood.
President Allan Vallee presents Métis sashes to personnel from Canadian Forces Base Borden following a presentation to the Georgian Bay Métis Council about the Aboriginal Entry program called “Black Bear.”
Métis artist Cathy Fournier presents a piece of artwork she was commissioned to create by the Moon River Métis Council to Larry Duval, President of Moon River Métis Council.
Young people led the Métis Nation of Ontario float in the Thunder Bay Christmas Parade on November 20.
The Temiskaming Métis Community Council (TMCC)annual Harvest Time Gathering on Nov. 13, 2010, in Haileybury, Ontario.
Temiskaming Métis Community Council (TMCC) youth members Mikka Fortin and Nolan Nichol donated a hamper full of canned goods to the local area food banks. The canned goods were collected during the TMCC’s Harvest Time Gathering.
The Centre Louis-Riel was opened at College Boreal in Sudbury on November 18. Ceremony participants included (l-r) Chris Paci, MNOET Manager, Phillippe Bossonneault, College Boreal Chair, France Picotte, MNO Chair and Maurice Sarrazin, Region 5 PCMNO Representative.
The Centre Louis-Riel opened at College Boreal in Sudbury on Nov. 18. (L-r) Phillipe Bossonneault, College Boreal Chair, Eric Dupis, Centre Director, France Picotte, MNO Chair and Denis Herbert, College Boreal President.
College Boreal President Denis Herbert speaks at the opening of the Centre Louis-Riel in Sudbury. MNO representatives included (l-r) Region 5 Rep Maurice Sarrazin, Chair France Picotte and Sudbury Métis Council President Richard Sarrazin.
Students and staff at the Aboriginal Student Centre in Algonquin College recently enjoyed a presentation from Senator Louis McCallum (centre in gray jacket) of the Ottawa Métis Council.
Students from the MNO Housing Branch’s Building Systems Technical Advisor Internship Program (BSTAIP) manning the MNO’s information booth during the Aboriginal Festival in Hamilton on November 26-28.
Opening Ceremonies during the Aboriginal Festival in Hamilton on November 26-28. Held at Copps Coliseum, the MNO had a display booth at the festival that attracted over 15,000 participants.
Recently, members of the Niagara Region Métis Council, Barbaranne Wright; Suzanne Matte; and Giselle Legiehn were taught the traditional Métis skill of capote making by master capote maker, Fritz Steele.
The Niagara Region Métis Council: (L-r) Back: Scott Booth, Derrick Pont, Suzanne Matte, Reginald Bernier, Pierre Carre, Councillor; Senator Garry Laframboise; Front: Judy Baxter, Andrea Paquette, Giselle Legiehn, Barbaranne Wright, Stephen Quesnelle.
The crowd at the MNO Métis Identification and Registry Consultation Meeting in Midland on Nov. 20.
MNO Chair France Picotte and Larry Duval, President of the Moon River Métis Council, during the MNO Métis Identification and Registry Consultation Meeting in Parry Sound on Nov. 21.
MNO President Gary Lipinski speaking with citizens after the MNO Métis Identification and Registry Consultation Meeting in Ottawa on Dec. 5.
Métis fiddlers Jacinthe Trudeau and her daughter Victoria, entertain at the Northern Aboriginal Festival in Sudbury.
Gail Charbonneau (right), Métis Facilitator from Cambrian College; and Bobbi Aubin (left), Laurentian University Métis Outreach worker; volunteer at the Northern Aboriginal Festival in Sudbury.
Senator Ruth Wagner with British Columbia Métis Veteran Walter Koenders at the Métis National Council General Assembly, which was held December 11-12 in Saskatoon.
Some of the MNO delegates with delegates from other Métis governments and Métis veterans at the Métis National Council General Assembly, which was held December 11-12 in Saskatoon.
Senator Reta Gordon with Ontario Métis Veteran Donn Fowler at the Métis National Council General Assembly, which was held December 11-12 in Saskatoon.
MNO President Gary Lipinski with Senator Reta Gordon at the Métis National Council General Assembly, which was held December 11-12 in Saskatoon.