Northern Aboriginal FestivalSudbury Métis Council President, Roger Giroux, and Collège Boréal Métis Outreach
Coordinator, Eric Dupuis, prior to the Northern Aboriginal Festival opening ceremony,
where they were flag carriers.

(Sudbury ON) — Many MNO citizens with the Sudbury Métis Council participated in the fourth annual Northern Aboriginal Festival that took place at the Sudbury Community Arena on October 2-3, 2011. Sudbury Métis Council President Roger Giroux and Council Chair Rick Meilleur both took part in the festival’s opening ceremony as flag carriers. People of all nations from Sudbury and the surrounding areas gathered at the festival, to demonstrate, share and celebrate their cultures.

The festival was co-hosted by Cambrian College, Laurentian University, Collège Boréal and the City of Greater Sudbury. The main features of the weekend included a pow-wow and a vendor’s market, which offered traditional foods, crafts, art and information to attendees.