Sharing has always been an important part of Métis culture and food always brings our communities together across territories.

This fall, the Abitibi Inland Métis Community (Region 3) and the Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community (Region 4) came together in Chapleau to share food, visit with old friends, and exchange the fruits of this year’s harvest.

Wild game, baking, pickles, and preserves were exchanged between the two communities. The goods will go to fill community freezers in both regions to help Métis families throughout the winter.

Special thanks to MNO Captains of the Hunt Andy Lefebvre (Region 3) and Steve Gjos (Region 4) as well as the leadership of the MNO Community Councils in Timmins, Chapleau, Temiskaming, North Channel, and Sault Ste. Marie for making the journey to do this important work.

Thanks to the Chapleau Métis Council and its President David Hamilton for hosting lunch and the biggest thank you of all to harvesters, canners, picklers, and bakers who gave of their time and resources to give back to their communities.

– Submitted by Mitch Case, PCMNO Councillor for Region 4