Traditional Métis Knowledge Sharing
Throughout Métis history the survival of our culture relied on the ability of community members with specific knowledge in trading, canoeing, food preparation, hunting, languages and medicines to share these skills with those less experienced in certain areas. It was recognized that through the reciprocal sharing of lived experiences, even commonplace events could provide insight and wisdom. Today, the future of the Métis Nation relies on the same principles of knowledge sharing that have always been a part of our culture. While attending post-secondary education many Métis students are separated from their families and may feel culturally invisible. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach program provides the sense of community necessary for Métis students to maintain healthy and positive identities.
High School Outreach
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach recognizes that many Métis high school students are not aware of the various post-secondary opportunities available to them once they graduate. This is often because of the lack of Métis role models who are currently completing postsecondary. An integral part of the MNO Infinite Reach Network is to ensure that Métis high school students can accomplish the transition to post-secondary studies knowing they will be supported by members of the Metis community. To achieve this, MNO Infinite Reach facilitators will be involved in information outreach to high schools throughout Ontario and serve as role models by sharing their own journey to postsecondary education. In this way the MNO Infinite Reach Network hopes to support and inspire students to realize their full potential.