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Métis youth embark on 2,000-km canoe trip

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Eight young Métis from across Ontario left May 26 from Mooney’s Bay Park Harbour in Ottawa on a 90-day 2,000-km canoe trip that takes them to Thunder Bay. The youth, who are either attending post-secondary institutions in the fall or recent graduates, will be visiting Métis communities throughout, promoting Métis culture and heritage. “This is a unique summer job opportunity the MNO is providing,” said MNO President Gary Lipinski at the launch. “These young people will learn valuable skills that will help them throughout their lives, experience the life of a Métis voyageur and at the same time will teach people across the province about Métis heritage, culture and our contributions to Canada.”