Mètis Culture Takes Stage in Victoria on National Aboriginal Day

(Victoria, BC) – The BC Métis Federation`s most recent work to support sharing of Mètis culture was featured this past weekend in Victoria as part of the Aboriginal Cultural Festival hosted by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia and the host Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. The Aboriginal Cultural Festival brought together over thirty Aboriginal “Nations” to share art, dance performance, stories, and authentic Aboriginal cuisine.

BC Métis Federation President Henry stated, “The performance featuring JJ Lavallee and Farlong Furlong was very lively and JJ had the crowd toe tapping and having fun. Our Métis youth jiggers Rowan and Quinn Pickering once again made us so proud to be Métis. ”

BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded, “There was an estimated 27,000 people that attended the three day event and National Aboriginal Day on the 21st was the largest day with approximately 10,000 coming through. Our Métis performers took the main stage twice to share our culture to packed crowds. This continues to be a priority for our leadership and I am very thankful to our team and the support to ensure Metis people have another reason to showcase our cultural strength.”

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BC Métis Federation 
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