Submitted by: PCMNO Region One Councillor Theresa Stenlund and MNO Kenora Métis Council Secretary Nina Henley

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Métis children who participated at the International
Women’s Day celebration in Kenora, (Left to right) Hailey
Fortier, Katelyne Stenlund, Hayden Stenlund and Lacy Kerr.

On March 9, members of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Kenora Métis Council were asked to help celebrate International Women’s Day in Kenora by providing Métis performances.

Participating in the event were Katelyne and Hayden Stenlund, the children of Provisional Council of the MNO (PCMNO) Region One Councillor Theresa Stenlund; and Hailey Fortier and Lacy Kerr, grandchildren of President and Secretary of the MNO Kenora Métis Council Joel and Nina Henley.

The children displayed their Métis pride and culture for members of the Kenora community. Katelyne was the co-master of ceremonies and performed several songs on the fiddle. She and Hailey demonstrated the sash dance, while Hayden and Lacy played the spoons. The three girls also demonstrated a second traditional dance for the enjoyment of the attendees.

womens day fiddle
Katelyne Stenlund playing the fiddle.