High Land Waters AGMMétis Youth learn traditional jigging at the High Land Waters AGM

(Northbrook ON) —The former Seven Rivers Community Council held their Annual General Meeting on September 24, 2011, at which the Community Council unveiled their new name: High Land Waters Métis Community Council. Entertainment was not scarce as the youth in attendance were taught how to jig and the traditions of sash weaving and bead work were demonstrated.

MNO Staff from the Healing and Wellness, Education and Training, and Lands, Resources and Consultations Branches attended the AGM and provided information about the MNO services they administer. This demonstrated the Council’s focus on providing MNO citizens access to all resources and services that the MNO has to offer. Region 6 PCMNO Councillor, JoAnn Wass stated “I am very proud to be the Regional Councillor for High Land Waters, their commitment to the community is strongly felt in the area.”

Ottawa Métis Council President Dan Gilbeau, was also in attendance and together with High Land Waters Community Métis Council President Tom Thompson, indicated that both Councils need to continue to be united and to work together, creating a stronger region.