1 March 2019

In The Walrus, 2016 Scholar Jesse Thistle shares his touching account of the valuable teachings he learned from experiencing homelessness and spending cold nights forced to sleep in his friend’s car in 1997. He tells of how a Métis-Cree Elder helped him change his perspective on those difficult days. 

You can listen to Thistle’s talk or read it here.

Jesse Thistle

Jesse Thistle (history, York University) is studying the lives of Metis people living on road allowances – makeshift communities built on Crown land along roads and railways on the Canadian Prairies in the 20th century.

2016 Scholars