August 28th, 2021

Dear Parisha

For the many years we have known each other with mutual respect I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the endless hours, contribution of all the work and you have dedicated your Life for helping people like myself & others in its own diversity.

Your sense of leadership & dedication has contributed to motivate me in my work which has proven in the results in leading heights of achieving targets.

Your devotion towards humanitarian work is very inspiring and have contributed to strengthen the motivation amongst all of us including myself.

As an Algonquin Metis woman of Canada all of your devotion toward humanity has contributed to inspire me in my Life to continue to bring back a positive lens for all to see our Indigenous way of Life in the many communities.

As a Metis educator, the working relationship with different Schools Boards & Universities here in Toronto (working with teachers and their students & educators) are tremendous towards building communication through my Artworks.  Through you Parisha, I bring out the teachings that you have shared with me as my Grandmother/Elder.  I portray the knowledge & the wisdom to inspire and to continue the work of kinship & relationship in progress with people in my artwork

Once again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your significant presence into the well being of humanity.

Love and Respect as Always

Diane Montreuil


Board member of the MNOC (Metis Nation of Canada). 

Diane became a self-taught artist/painter influenced by the Woodland School Style after responding to the call of her Ancestors.  An inner longing for the traditional ways of her Indigenous culture was the beginning of an artistic adventure that led to the real self-discovery and brought spiritual healing that continues to this day.  All paintings are dedicated to our Grandmothers and Elders and for keeping the teachings alive for the next generation and for people to understand our Indigenous culture.