Information contributed by: Joseph Paquette, President of the MNO Veterans Council and Pauline Saulnier, Region Seven PCMNO Representative

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MNO Veteran Peter Gendron (left) accepting his Louis Riel Certificate from MNO Great Lake Métis
Council President Peter Coture (right).

On March 23, 2013, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Great Lake Métis Council presented MNO Veteran Peter Gendron with the Louis Riel Commemorative Certificate.

Louis Riel Certificates are issued to veterans by the MNO Veteran Council once they have become a verified veteran.

MNO Veteran Peter Gendron was a second Lieutenant in the First Battalion of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and served in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Brigade in Germany.

The certificate was presented at a Traditional Feast in Owen Sound by MNO Great Lake Métis Council President Peter Coture.

Métis veterans are encouraged by the MNO Veterans Council to provide the necessary documents to the Council so they can verified. The Council is grateful to chartered MNO Community Councils like the Great Lake Métis Council for supporting veterans by presenting Louis Riel certificates to verified veterans.