CREDIT RIVER METIS COUNCIL
Born in Toronto I have called Brampton home for over 60 years. My husband and I have raised 2 sons and we have two wonderful granddaughters. My Métis roots connect to the Drummond Island voyageurs who migrated to the Penetanguishene area making the Georgian Bay area my Traditional territory. This is where I harvest and as a licenced trapper work a trapline with my brother Head trapper James Tolles.
As a young child I was fortunate to be able to spend time with my Métis grandparents and my fondest memory is when my grandpa played his fiddle and we jigged in the kitchen. I look forward to creating memories with my grandchildren. My hobbies include beading, gardening, making moccasins, quill work, and woodburning to name a few.
I look forward to serving the citizens of the Credit River and pray for the day we can meet in person.
I was born in Toronto, raised in Brampton, and have lived in Caledon for the last 27 years. I have been married to my wife for 38 years and have been blessed with two children and seven grandchildren. My traditional territory is Georgian Bay – Region 7 (12 Mile Bay/Moon River). My Métis heritage comes from my Mother’s side (Longlade and Vasseur), but my love of the outdoors, fishing, and hunting comes from my Dad. I was lucky to grow up with my seven siblings spending all our weekends and summers at our family cottage on 12 Mile Bay. Our playground was the water and bush. I have had my trapping licence for 10 years and have honed my skills trapping for the City of Brampton. After years of fighting to acquire my own trap line on 12 Mile Bay, in October 2018, I finally succeeded and with the Creator’s help, it will remain in Métis hands forever for teaching and keeping our culture alive.
Born and raised in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. Currently reside in Oakville, Ontario with my wife and three children. Did my studies In Health Education at Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario, and currently employed by a Pharmaceutical Company based in Toronto. My Métis heritage stems from the Mackinac MI area. When the British forces were transferred to Drummond Island after the war of 1812, Interpreter Solomon and his family eventually accompanied the British Forces to Penetanguishene (Georgian Bay) region in 1828. My parents were born and raised in this area. I enjoy to fish, hunt and canoe. I look forward to representing the Métis Citizens of The Credit River Métis Council.
I was born and raised in Toronto and currently reside in Oakville, Ontario. I am a descendent of Drummond Island’s Francois Deny-Deleronde and Madeleine Pewadjiwonokwe whom eventually settled in Penetanguishene.
I have been on the council since 2018 as Councillor, Secretary and currently Women’s Representative. After my first healing blanket workshop I knew that I wanted to join the council and proudly represent our Metis Credit River citizens and at the same time broaden my knowledge of my Metis heritage.
I am honoured to be taking on this new role with the Credit River Metis Council representing the Metis women in our region and to meeting all of you in the near future.
I was born and raised in Brampton. I spent my youth playing minor hockey and snowboarding while my summers were spent in Muskoka enjoying the cottage life. I also spent 3 years in a small village called Kananaskis in the Alberta Rockies. While there I took an avalanche course that helped me further develop my snowboarding skills by allowing me to safely navigate the backcountry. I currently live back in Brampton where I work as a fitter/welder. Some of my hobbies include playing guitar, golfing and scuba diving.
I am a new member to the Credit River Metis Counsel and I look forward to having events and meeting new community members in the future once we are allowed to gather again.