Workshop helps preserve Métis skills

making mittsSue Beaulne works on a mitt during a workshop.

Submitted by MNO citizen Jackie Courville

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Northern Lights Métis Council hosted a Aboriginal Mitts Workshop on December 10, 2015, at their office in Cochrane.

MNO citizen Jackie Courville facilitated the workshop with the assistance of MNO-Timmins staff member Richard Aubin. This was Courville’s first time hosting a crafting workshop at the MNO Northern Lights Métis Council office.

“She did very well,” Aubin shared in an e-mail. “What I love the most is seeing someone learning a skill our ancestors practiced and passing it on to others.”

While this workshop focused on creating a pair of warm mitts, Courville hopes to host other workshops to make moccasins, mukluks and Métis beadwork.

Published on: January 11, 2016

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