MNO HEALING AND WELLNESS | COMMUNITY RENDEZVOUS
GRAND RIVER MÉTIS COUNCIL
Celebrate Métis people & culture
By Natalie Lloyd, Lynne Picotte & Jason Jamieson Healing and Wellness Supervisors
T his year the Healing and Well- ness Branch is excited to launch collaborative Ren- dezvous at locations through- out the province. We have heard from our community members that they can’t always make it to the AGA due to distance, getting time off, or other variables, and
that some feel they miss the op- portunity to connect with fellow Métis. This year we will present one or two day events to celebrate Métis people and our culture.
At the Rendezvous you can en- joy traditional foods, demonstra- tions of cultural activities includ- ing finger weaving, tanning and canning. Special activities are planned for the children, and our hunters and gathers have a won- derful opportunity to pass on oral
traditions and teach skills in shar- ing circles.
Each location is unique de- pending upon the resource peo- ple and vendors available. If you would like to participate as a demonstrator, a vendor or a vol- unteer please contact the host site(s) that you wish to attend.
Join us in celebrating Métis people and culture, and partici- pate in the events and workshops being hosted on that day.
Youth participating in the Grand River Community Métis Council’s Cultural Camp with instructors Dr. Anita Tucker and Brian Tucker (front, far right).
Windsor, Welland, Toronto, Hamilton & Mississauga
Knoll Park, Port Colborne
Owen Sound, Midland & Port McNicol
Grey Roots Museum and Archives, Owen Sound
Windsor: 519-974-0860 Welland: 905-735-1112 Mississauga: 905-625-3351 Toronto: 416-977-9881 Hamilton: 905-318-2336
Owen Sound: 519-370-0435 Midland & Port McNicol: 705-526-6335
Grand River Métis Council hosts Cultural Camp
Bancroft, Renfrew & Ottawa
Post Office Park, Bancroft
Timmins & North Bay
Dutrisac Cottages, Sturgeon Falls
Thunder Bay & Fort Frances
ilderness Discovery Family Resort & Conference Centre
SSM & Sudbury
Richard’s Lake, Sudbury
Kenora & Dryden
Lunam’s Pit, Ritchie Rd, Kenora
Ottawa: 613-798-1488 xt.113
Timmins: 705-264-3939 North Bay: 705-474-0734
Thunder Bay: 807-624-5022 Fort Frances: 807-274-6230
SSM: 705-254-1768 Sudbury: 705-671-9855
Kenora: 807-468-5835 Dryden: 807-223-4535
by Brian Tucker Manage , Way of Life Framework
T he Grand River Com- munity Métis Council (GRCMC) held a youth camping expedition at Rock- wood Conservation Area near Guelph on June 4 and 5. Approximately 20 youth and parents attended the event, where they set up their camps and participated
in a range of activities. Brian Tucker and Dr. Anita Tucker attended as guest speakers and demonstrated fish clean- ing, knife use, bushcraft skills, fire starting, trapping, plant identification and fish smoking.
The youth also went ca- noeing and hiking, learned how to use a compass, and enjoyed an evening around the campfire.