Submitted by: Kristin Randall, MNO Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council President
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Oshawa Metis Council_Our Oshawa video
Kristin Randall, MNO Oshawa and Durham Region Métis
Council President, appears in a screenshot from the “Our
Oshawa” video. Click here to view a larger version of the

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council (ODRMC) was recently featured in a video produced by Our Oshawa―an annual newspaper produced by the City of Oshawa that highlights the achievements of groups within the city. Click here to view the video.

The video features Kristin Randall, MNO ODRMC President, discussing the Council’s goal of raising Métis cultural awareness, uniting Métis across the region, and providing ways for Métis to explore their culture. She explains how the MNO ODRMC stand committed to enhancing community development and the academic success of our Métis youth, promoting Métis artistic and cultural achievements, as well as exercising their treaty rights under the constitution.

The MNO ODRMC provide a number of events and workshops for the community to experience Métis culture and get involved. One event featured in the video, is the Council’s 10th Annual Métis Heritage Celebration, which showcased Métis culture at its finest. The event featured Métis cultural demonstrations including the Gravel Road Fiddlers and the All Our Relations Métis Drum Circle. The event also featured a variety of artisans, exhibits and interactive activities, including crafts, fiddle and spoons.

“Congratulations to the Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council on this milestone, raising awareness and providing support in our community,” says Councillor Amy McQuaid-England, Chair of the Corporate Services Committee. “I encourage everyone to explore the cultural diversity that Oshawa has to offer.”

To learn more about Métis heritage and how to get involved, please visit the MNO ODRMC website.

Published on: December 16, 2016