Chief Tecumseh Tribute
By: Jon Rochon, Vice-president of MNO Windsor Essex Kent Métis Council
On September 21, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Windsor-Essex Metis Council Vice-President Jon Rochon, wife Debrah and daughter Sienna attended the Town of Tecumseh’s celebration commemorating Chief Tecumseh and the First Nation contributions of the War of 1812.
The event featured a bonfire, marshmallow roast, a complimentary BBQ a presentation by Tecumseh descendent Patricia Shanoo, as well as music and speeches from the Point First Nation Drum Group, Caldwell First Nation, local history groups and representatives. At the event, a permanent plaque commemorating the event was unveiled.
The Rochon family, now joined by MNO Windsor-Essex Council Councillor Wilfred Rochon, also attended the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Thames on October 5 in Thamesville. At which battle, Chief Tecumseh was killed trying to create a First Nations homeland.
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