Jesse Thistle is a Métis-Cree-Scot Candidate in the History program at York University and is a University of Waterloo alumnus (MA ‘16). He also teaches at York University as an assistant professor where he is working on theories of intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people. After surviving more than a decade cycling through stages of homelessness, abuse, addiction and incarceration, Thistle, now a distinguished scholar and celebrated writer, is at the center of an important conversation about Indigenous homelessness in Canada. His remarkable 2019 memoir From the Ashes has been topping best-seller lists for months. 

Discover more about Jesse Thistle through his website.