Interview Project: Métis National Council President, Cassidy Caron
(Recording date: May 16, 2022)
The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they're willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick.
When they agree, we package it together and present to you as part of this series.
This week's guest, Cassidy Caron, is an extremely impressive Métis woman with roots in the historic Métis communities of Batoche and St. Louis, Saskatchewan. She grew up closely connected to her Métis traditions, heritage and culture and is driven by her family and community values of respect, honesty, collaboration and responsibility.
In September of 2021, she became the first elected woman to hold the office of President of the Métis National Council, replacing Clément Chartier who had held the position since 2003.
We enjoy an extensive discussion during which we touch upon her path to becoming President of the MNC, her recent visit to the Vatican to urge the Pope to deliver an apology, and discuss spreading not only tragic but positive and uplifting news from the Métis community.
Cassidy has a fresh perspective combined with a fierce determination. We think she's exactly what the movement needs. We hope you'll agree.
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