The Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents Jesse Thistle, Métis-Cree-Scot scholar, teacher, author -- and a Waterloo Arts alumnus. His work is focused on intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people, and also reflects on his own past struggles with addiction and homelessness. Jesse is widely recognized in the scholarly community and beyond -- especially with the recent publication of his memoir From the Ashes (Simon and Schuster Canada). Jesse holds an MA in History from Waterloo and is currently a Trudeau and Vanier scholar working on his doctoral degree at York University. Visit Jesse Thistle's website.
A book signing will follow the talk from 5:00 to 5:30 pm.
The Indigenous Speakers Series is co-presented by the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, the Faculty of Arts, the Department of History, and the Department of Communication Arts. The Series highlights the voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders from across Turtle Island, offering UWaterloo students, faculty and staff opportunities to learn from, understand, and engage with Indigenous issues.
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