MNO Temiskaming Métis Council Trapper camp
cultural display. Click here for larger picture.
Submitted by: MNO Temiskaming Métis Council Office Manager Liz Morland
On August 19, 2017, in the City of Temiskaming Shores, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Temiskaming Métis Council (TMC) and the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group took part in the “Wabi River Kayak Challenge” event that was hosted by the New Liskeard Lions Club.
The MNO TMC and the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group participated by setting up a Trapper’s tent and a Métis cultural display.
The display included local animal furs such as marten, mink, otter, fisher, rabbit, wolf, coyote, racoon, lynx and fox. As a hands-on activity, craft foam canoe templates were provided for the children. They were able to sew them together with sinew and decorate them with markers. The MNO TMC also provided Iced lemon Chaga tea and Cedar tea samples, which were very well received and gave MNO TMC the opportunity to chat with local community visitors about all aspects of Métis culture.
Posted: September 18, 2017