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Métis youth receives 2016/2017 Aboriginal Award from Conestoga College

MNO citizen Kate Piereder (left) receiving the 2016/ 2017 Aboriginal Award presented by Conestoga College Aboriginal Services Manager Myeengun Henry (right).

On February 18, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Kate Piereder, was presented the 2016/2017 Aboriginal Award for achievement at the Seventh Annual Pow Wow at Conestoga College. Kate is a very hard working student studying for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Conestoga College. This is a collaborative program with McMaster University held at the College. In her first semester in Nursing, Kate maintained a 10.8 out of 12 GPA. The Award required Kate to demonstrate academic excellence and she also was required to write two essays; one on financial need and the other on her educational and career goals. Conestoga College Aboriginal Services Manager Myeengun Henry, presented Kate her award at the Pow Wow.

Each year the Pow Wow features drumming, singing and dancing; artisans and craft vendors; traditional food; and sacred fire.

The MNO Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) is very proud of Kate’s achievements and were honoured to be at the Pow Wow to cheer Kate on!

Kate is also the niece of MNO Women’s Secretariat Representative, Cora Bunn.

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