This Thursday Metis Coffee Talk will feature an interview with a local Metis person by the name of Baillie Redfern who is trying to raise funds to participate as the first Metis woman in the Miss Indian World Pageant.
Baillie Redfern is a young Métis woman from Ontario currently finishing her Master of Sciences degree in Genome Science at the University of British Columbia. She is a scientist, a competitive athlete, a public speaker and a proud member of her Aboriginal community. This quick-witted gal can ride a motorcycle, has taught herself to bead and will be participating in the 2013 Miss Indian World pageant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her academic work has already been published and one of her areas of expertise focuses on eliminating the need to use whale barf in the manufacturing of high-end perfumes.
Baillie is fundraising for the Miss Indian World pageant and you can support Baillie through her website: Miss Indian World Pageant Website
There are only days left to assist/support Baillie so we encourage the Metis community to consider any support you can.