MNO Atikokan Métis Council hosts jigging workshop

Senator John George with jigging puppet

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Atikokan Métis Council hosted their first Jigging workshop on Feb. 9, 2013.

The MNO Atikokan Métis Council was pleased to welcome a group of talented jiggers from neighbouring MNO Sunset Country Métis council to share in the traditional dance.

Among guests were: Roger and Cathy Fobister, Judy Morrison, Senator John and Dylinda George and their grand-daughter Gracie, and Erma Armit and her grand-daughter Keira.

The eager and lively group had the opportunity to learn the arts of jigging, square dancing and spoon playing.

“It was a wonderful afternoon of storytelling, music and dancing,” said Tiffany Burbeck. “It was a joyous way to share the Métis culture with our community.”