MNO citizens learn how to make capotes

Submitted by: Sabrina Stoessinger, MNO Community Support Services Coordinator

Capote workshop_Fort Frances
Sue Vandenbrand works on her capote during the
workshop. Click here to view a larger version of the picture.

On September 17-18, 2016, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) collaborated with the Fort Frances Museum and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre to host a Stress Management Workshop.

The workshop was facilitated by Nancy Gouliquer and took place at the Fort Frances museum. Participants spent the weekend sharing stress management techniques while making their own capotes out of vintage wool blankets. Lunch and refreshments were enjoyed by all on both days.

“I loved the traditional stories that the facilitator Nancy Gouliquer told us as she was teaching us how to make our capotes,” said Sarah Marusyk, MNO Community Wellness Coordinator. “Not only does she have the practical knowledge of putting the capotes together, but she also has the cultural teachings that I find fascinating.”

Published on: November 23, 2016

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