Southern Ontario Métis Traditional Plant Use Study, a documentary produced by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), highlights some of the unique traditional and medicinal practices of Métis in relation to plants and vegetation in southern Ontario, which differs from First Nations.
The study discusses southern Ontario environmental changes over the past few decades and how those changes have affected Métis plant and vegetation use.
The documentary is now available to the general public on the Métis Nation website.
“Through studies like this, Ontario Métis are finally being able to tell our story in the province and share our traditional knowledge in order to protect Métis rights, interests and way of life for generations to come,” said MNO President Gary Lipinski in a Social Media Release announcement. “I want to thank all of the Elders, Métis traditional resource users and MNO Community Councils who had a role in making this study a reality. I know this study will be an important resource for our people today and generations to come.”