Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans’ Council President
Derrick Pont (middle), MNO Niagara Regional Métis
Council President, carries the 1812 banner while Joseph
Paquette (right), MNO Veterans’ Council President, carries
the Métis flag during the inaugural unveiling of the
Landscape of Nations: Six Nations and Native Allies
Commemorative Memorial event. Click here to view a larger
version of the picture.
On October 2, 2016, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council had representation at the unveiling of the Landscape of Nations: Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial event held at Queenston Heights Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
This event commemorated the Six Nations Peoples and their Native Allies who participated in the War of 1812. The Métis were recognized as being their allies and participated in the Commemorative event by flying the Métis flag and their 1812 banner as part of the Veterans’ Honour Guard. The Métis flag was carried by Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans’ Council President, and the 1812 banner was carried by Derrick Pont, MNO Niagara Region Métis Council President; such pride in people’s hearts!
The MNO was included in this commemorative event thanks to the efforts of MNO citizen Michele-Elise Burnett, who is also the daughter of MNO founding member Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, and Brian Kon, MNO Niagara Region Métis Council Councillor. Both Burnett and Kon were a part of various committees who helped with the planning of this event. The MNO Veterans’ Council would like to thank all of the organizers and volunteers that saw this great project to fruition.
Published on: October 27, 2016