Event to provide introduction to Métis peoples

Most Canadians understand that the term Indigenous represents First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, says Kat Pasquach, but they don’t necessarily know anything more about Métis culture.

Aboriginal outreach co-ordinator for the Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre, she has partnered with the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre to present a crash course, “Métis 101,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Rose Room, Vanier Hall.

Donna Grayer, president of the Windsor Essex Métis Council, will speak about who the Métis people are, sharing personal stories and historical documentation.

“This event is the perfect opportunity to come out and learn about Métis people,” Pasquach says. “We’re very excited have Donna come in and share with the campus community and are looking forward to an engaging and dynamic discussion.”

For more information, contact her at katpasq@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 3481.