Culture NIght
A few images from the Métis Family and Culture
Night: Top row (left-right): April Lecroix-Bellanger
doing Métis Dot Art, Hunter Bellanger, Councillor
Diane Kilby jigging. Middle row (left-right): MNO
Grand River Métis Council Members: Councillor
Diane Kilby, Treasurer Leslie Anne Muma,
President Jennifer Parkinson, Women’s
Representative Colleen Brunelle with MNO Family
Wellbeing Coordinator Jennifer Zeinstra; Treasurer
Leslie Muma and President Jennifer Parkinson.
Bottom row (left-right): President Jennifer Parkinson
teaching Métis jigging; Nathan Bellanger doing
Métis Dot Art. Click here for larger picture.

Submitted by: MNO Grand River Métis Council Treasurer Leslie Anne Muma

On March 15, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) worked with Fauzia Mazhar at the Family Centre in Kitchener to host the first ever Métis Culture Night.

As part of the event, MNO GRMC President Jennifer Parkinson and Treasurer Leslie Anne Muma presenting Métis 101 for the 80 participants in attendance. MNO GRMC Women’s Representative Colleen Brunelle, with the assistance from the new MNO Métis Family Wellbeing program Coordinator Jennifer Zeinstra, were kept busy teaching Métis Dot Art. Following a history lesson on Métis culture, the Family Centre supplied dinner for everyone.

On the other side of the gym, President Parkinson taught Métis jigging. MNO GRMC Councillor Diane Kilby had her dancing shoes on and joined in. Once the rabbit dance started, MNO GRMC Treasurer Leslie Anne Muma helped direct traffic on which direction the rabbit had to hop and back to President Parkinson.

Posted: June 27, 2017