Traditional Métis Knowledge Sharing

Throughout Métis history the survival of our culture relied on the ability of community members with specific knowledge in trading, canoeing, food preparation, hunting, languages and medicines to share these skills with those less experienced in certain areas. It was recognized that through the reciprocal sharing of lived experiences, even commonplace events could provide insight and wisdom.

Today, the future of the Métis Nation relies on the same principles of knowledge sharing that have always been a part of our culture. While attending post-secondary education many Métis students are separated from their families and may feel culturally invisible. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach program provides the sense of community necessary for Métis students to maintain healthy and positive identities.