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MNOSenator Cecile Wagar with her sister Claire Kearns bringing Métis culture
to the classroom.
Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Senator Cecile Wagar and her sister Claire Kearns have been sharing Métis culture with students over the past two years through school presentations. The duo’s presentations are funded by the Ontario Arts Council's Aboriginal Artists and Elders in the Schools Program.
Their Métis presentation has been primarily given to Grade 3 and 6 students in French Immersion schools in the
Sharing Métis culture with school age audiences is part of the effort to educate
“It was a lot of fun but also a lot of work,” stated Senator Wager, “the children loved the jigging and the dot-art piece they did to represent the Métis beadwork. They enjoyed being part of our play. For many it was their first experience in touching real furs!”
Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education, the MNO has been working vigorously to bring together our Métis community and school boards, developing secondary resources for teaching Métis education in the classroom, and working with both the community and teachers to ensure the highest quality of Métis education for all Ontarians.See ALL news articles