Leader of the Education Society
Lisa Binkley is a proud member of the MNOC and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Lisa has Algonquin-Métis ancestry and her ancestors are well-documented in the historic Trois-Rivières/Michilimackinac/Sault Ste. Marie fur trade corridor, and at Oka. She is a descendant of Marie Mitéouamigoukoué (Algonquin) and Pierre Couc, King's interpreter. Her research explores Indigenous and settler textiles, Indigenous women's contributions to the fur trade, and the Eastern Métis in the Outaouais Region. She has become an advocate for non-status, Métis peoples, and communities not recognized by the government. In 2021, she was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in the College of New Scholars and in spring 2022, she was recognized for Excellence in Teaching for Diversity at Dalhousie University.
The leader of Education is responsible for recruiting and leading a team of educators who will strive to ensure that our students have equal access to education funding as other Metis students do. The team shall strive to promote Metis history and traditions in the educational system, as well as within our communities.
Currently, the most important challenge the eastern Metis students face is the denial to bursaries and other funding, which is reserved to western students by publicly, privately, and government-funded organisations. Lisa and her team work diligently to redress that unfortunate situation, and we will keep our people appraised of the progress.
The MNOC is in the process of contacting various colleges and universities as part of our strategic plan to ensure that our Metis students will reach their full potential.
The MNOC supports Lisa in her mission, as we firmly believe that every verified Metis in Canada should have equal access to education grants and bursaries, whether their Metis roots stem from the West or the East.
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Our visit to Collège Boréal, Sudbury. Oct. 2017)
Leader, Education Society Diane Montreuil, Chief Gaetan Gauthier; Chief Karole Dumont, and CFMPC member Sharon Gauthier
Diane Montreuil’s Involvement in the Greater Toronto community:
November 2017 – Metis Cultural Presentation doing medicine bags with students from various schools at the ROM Toronto.
Member of the Indigenous Advisory Committee at Toronto Catholic District School Board of Toronto.
Blessed Sacrament High School
Dante Allighiery Academy
James Cardinal McGuighan school
French Indigenous Docent at the ROM for the Exhibition Anishinaabe: Art & Power. June to November 2017.
Archie & Pierrette Martin ~ Mi'kmaq-Metis
Archie and Pierrette spend many days in schools, major cultural festivals, and museums every month to teach Metis and Mi'kmaq culture and history.
Videos of Archie & Pierrette in various presentations:
In schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLIYe8Ew80o
LENA GHIO: Mondial des cultures Drummondville, Qc 2011. The song of honor and the welcome song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdCNA0hWOjI
Opening ceremonies of purification before major events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95g6ZBog698
Traditions & Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0wubYNrlwA
Archie's father, Allison Martin, about life in the old days and D Day June 4 1944 Invasion of France: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8If5QeWBQW8