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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Metis Story


Craft History & heritage Indigenous Kids Storytelling Truth and Reconciliation
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Barrie South Simcoe Metis Council

64 Cedar Pointe Drive

Barrie, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Bring your little ones to join Metis podcast producer Samantha Loney in the reading of the traditional Metis story of The Giving Tree. Around the theme of reciprocity, they will create a craft to leave as a gift for the tree and receive one in return.

*For ages 4 – 9, gifts from the tree will be age appropriate toys.

**Snacks will be provided.


Samantha Loney

Samantha Loney is a Metis filmmaker and podcast producer. She has held multiple workshops in her community around Metis art.

This event is part of a hub:

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