BASKETS & BERRIES EVENT, EAST PLAINS UNITED CHURCH BURLINGTON
Honouring the Contribution of Aboriginal Agricultural Workers
ANISHINAABE BINGO FOR ALL SEASONS
Learning the Anishinaabe Language through public Bingo Events
COYOTE AND THE LAUGHING BUTTERFLIES
Indigenous Dancer, The Butterfly Conservatory Cambridge Ontario
HORSE SPIRIT AND YOUNG MEN PROGRAM
PARFLECHE BAG EVENT OPENING CEREMONY
Elder Elize Hartley and students at Sir John A. MacDonald High School Hamilton Ontario
THE SONG-BIRD AND THE HEALING WATERS
An Original Métis Musical Hess Street School Hamilton Ontario
MUSIC MAKERS, THE POWER OF INDIGENOUS MUSIC EVENT
The Gathering Place By The Grand Ohsweken Ontario
WOMEN, HORSES AND ART
Art Class at Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington Ontario
OUR MEDICINE WALK | ononhkwa'shon:'a:
Fieldcote Museum Ancaster
BEADING WORKSHOP
Hamilton Ontario
MUSIC MAKERS RATTLE MAKING WORKSHOP
Held at Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington Ontario
HALTON POLICE SERVICES HORSE UNIT
Demonstration at Bennetto Secondary School Hamilton Ontario


Events

Over the past 25 years, the Métis Women's Circle has provided community engagement events for indigenous women and their families.

Celebrating an Evening in Carolinian Canada
CELEBRATING A NIGHT IN CAROLINIAN CANADA
Hosted by Our Medicine Walk | ononhkwa'shon:'a at Ryerson United Church in Ancaster 265 Wilson St. East on Friday May 27th at 7pm. A special event, taking pride in our unique natural heritage...



Our Medicine Walk Logo OUR MEDICINE WALK | ononhkwa'shon:'a: In spring and summer of 2021, the Métis Women's Circle worked in partnership with Ryerson United Church in Ancaster and students from Foundations Montessori School to create a site at Fieldcote Museum featuring indigenous healing plants...


Metis Women's Circle Tradebeads Logo

Welcome to the Métis Women's Circle BLOG entitled TradeBeads. Articles and opinions are written by members of the Circle and are on a variety of topics...

To Apologize
April 29, 2022
"From a very young age we hear the words to apologize. We are asked to apologize and demand apologies. We indirectly learn that these words hold power; power to undo, make better, right a wrong. We don't necessarily learn that to apologize is more than a simple action. For many this action never goes beyond merely saying some select words to make wrongs go away. In a most simplistic setting, that might be enough. But perhaps we aren't aware that there are associated expectations to fulfil and steps to take in order to complete the action of 'to apologize'. Think about when you've apologized to someone; what were your goals, your desired outcomes, what did you do, was the other party satisfied, were you?"
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Métis Market

From publications to clothing to artwork... the members of the Métis Woman's Circle have created a variety of items which are available for purchase through this website. For more information, click on the links below, visit our Métis Market or email to info@metiswomenscircle.ca

Metis Women's Circle Walking Words Tshirt
WALKING WORDS
T-Shirts...

As part of our Walking Words Language Project, the Métis Women's Circle designed and produced eight T-shirts.


Book - Awn Rond

AWN ROND
Métis Elders' Stories - 2021 Book...

"This little collection got its start when our elders began to imagine, to dream and believe that our informal human experiences would interest others. We put a small team together and set out to gather some life stores of Métis elders in Ontario. Our stories are precious to our communities; our elders know this, and they remind us that we are losing unique and irreplaceable knowledge as each elder goes on ahead to the spirit world."



Winged Ones

The Crane, or earlier name the Heron, is called baswenaazhi, echo-maker. Because of the Crane's loud call, they are said to be responsible for inter-nation communication.

Heron is the outside chief, because Heron stands above the water, looking out on the world. Loon, also a chief, is called the inside chief, because Loon looks below the water regarding the underwater world. Together both these chiefs settle disputes and give guidance to the community at home.

Once, an Elder travelling to ceremony told me of seeing two herons standing on tree branches beside a river. He understood that they were advising him that there would be disputes at the ceremony and that he would be called on to use the teachings of the sacred way in order to help resolve misunderstandings.

Dr. Carole Leclair
lumaRae Photography Heron Photo
lumaRae Photography
lumaRae Photography Heron Photo
lumaRae Photography

Winged Ones

The Crane, or earlier name the Heron, is called baswenaazhi, echo-maker. Because of the Crane's loud call, they are said to be responsible for inter-nation communication.

Heron is the outside chief, because Heron stands above the water, looking out on the world. Loon, also a chief, is called the inside chief, because Loon looks below the water regarding the underwater world. Together both these chiefs settle disputes and give guidance to the community at home.

Once, an Elder travelling to ceremony told me of seeing two herons standing on tree branches beside a river. He understood that they were advising him that there would be disputes at the ceremony and that he would be called on to use the teachings of the sacred way in order to help resolve misunderstandings.

Dr. Carole Leclair
Articles of Interest...

"We had a few one-on-one sessions in our lifetime as leaders," said Carl Rabbit. During one of these sessions, 'Chief Cattleman said: If we never quit, things will be good for us. Everything will go well. Let us never quit.'"... Cree Leaders Discuss the Powerful Role of Men in Oskâpêwis Cree Society | The Canadian Press

"We had a good life..."    Bison in Canada Discover Ancient Petroglyphs, Fulfilling an Indigenous Prophecy | Smithsonian Magazine

"Reconnecting to the potato brings back our stories, our songs, our connection to the landscape..."    The Ancient Potato of the Future
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