Milton Canadian Champion
In honour of Louis Riel Day (November 16), Milton District High School held a special Metis Nation flag raising ceremony Thursday morning.
Students have been learning about Riel — the defender of the Metis people — as part of their recently-expanded Native studies classes.
On hand for the ceremony were David Neville of the Credit River Metis Council and Suzanne Jackson of the Clear Waters Metis Council, as well as Lorna Burke, an elder/knowledge keeper of the Clear Water Metis and a decorated veteran.
Halton MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris and school board dignitaries were all present for the ceremony, which including a Metis prayer, singing and a presentation by the students.
Native studies teacher Keith Pearce and program co-ordinator Nick Bertrand were presented with traditional Metis sash, which represented the mixing of races.