Christina Acton (left) and her son Austin at Northern College
in Kirkland Lake.Submitted by Liliane Ethier, President of the MNO Temiskaming Métis Council
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Temiskaming Métis Council hosted a display during Northern College’s third annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week in Kirkland Lake.
On September 23, MNO citizens Christina Acton and her son Austin Acton manned the booth, sharing and educating visitors about Métis culture. Their table offered a display of moccasins, snowshoes, examples of Métis beadwork and a Hudson Bay blanket.
The Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week provides an opportunity for staff, students and members of the community to share and celebrate the richness of local Aboriginal cultures present within the areas of Northern College’s campuses in Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee and Timmins.
Published on: November 2, 2015