Celebrating and recognizing historic ties between Métis and First Nations peoples

Peterborough Friendship Festival
MNO PDWMC President Andy Dufrane (centre)
with Mary Lynch-Taylor (left), Trustee; and Jack 
Nigro (right), Superintendent; both with the
Kawartha Pine District School Board. Click here
for larger picture.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) hosted a Friendship Feast at the Holiday Inn in Peterborough on Friday, March 24, 2017.  The Friendship Feast was an evening to celebrate the historic friendship between Métis and First Nations peoples and was an opportunity to dialogue about potential collaboration on common interests and goals as well as learn about, and from, one another. 

Highlights included a fantastic meal of traditional foods including bannock and jams that was enjoyed by all. Almost as popular was a presentation about the activities and services of the MNO by the dynamic James Wagar, the MNO Manager of Natural Resources and Consultation.

To recognize the current and continuing friendships between the MNO PDWMC and the First Nations leaders who attended the Friendship Feast, MNO PDWMC President Andy Dufrane presented sashes to Mary Lynch-Taylor, Trustee of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) for the Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation and to Jack Nigro, Superintendent of Education for Student Achievement for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education at KPRDSB.

The MNO PDWMC looks forward to continuing to build important relationships with First Nations people and collaborating on common interests between Métis and First Nations peoples of the community.

Posted: April 10, 2017

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