By Tera Lynn Copegog, MNO Community Wellness Coordinator, Midland

Participants in the traditional Métis beadwork workshop in Midland
display their finished products (left to right): Sydney Parent,
Kathy Parent, Jeanette Brunelle (facilitator), Cathy Fournier,
Lorraine LaCroix, Judy Lundy, Susan Sam, (front row) Kathy Morgan,
Barb Beaman.

On May 14, Métis crafter, Jeanette Brunelle, led a workshop on traditional Métis beading at the Midland office of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). The workshop was held as part of a “Barriers to Wellness and Stress Relief” program offered through the MNO Community Wellness Worker program. The Midland MNO office has hosted monthly beading sessions for the last few years but several new participants joined the workshop this May.