Toronto and York Region Métis Community

2022 TYRMC Powley Day Celebration

On Saturday September 24th, we gathered at our community garden at Allan Gardens Conservatory to remember the decade long fight led by the MNO with Steve and Roddy Powley for recognition of Métis harvesting rights in the R. v. Powley case.

Marsee to Métis earth worker, Ethan Dankert-Lannigan, who shared their knowledge on harvesting practices including harvesting of The Four Sacred Medicines and other key traditional plants. We had such a blast meeting fellow Métis, eating bannock and blueberry jam, and sharing fresh vegetables with community!

Shirley, Alicia Blore, Suzanne, and Ethan sharing about the importance of Powley Day.
Métis gardeners!
MNO staff members, Sandy Cao (Family Wellbeing Program Coordinator) and Nicole Pearson (Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program Coordinator).
Tobacco drying in the conservatory three weeks after Powley Day!

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