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OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jesse Thistle (June 5)

OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jesse Thistle (June 5)
Posted on 05/29/2020
OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jesse Thistle (June 5)

The OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents Jesse Thistle, a Métis-Cree-Scot from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, whose bestselling memoir, From the Ashes (Simon and Schuster Canada), chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. His scholarship is focused on intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people, and also reflects on his own past struggles with homelessness. Jesse is widely recognized in the scholarly community and beyond. He holds an MA in History from Waterloo and is an Assistant Professor of Métis Studies at York University.


This virtual event is open to OCDSB Teachers and Students. Log into the OCDSB Student Portal or Staff Portal for more information, or contact the Indigenous Education Team for more information.

  • Jody Alexander, Vice-Principal, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education - jody.alexander@ocdsb.ca.
  • Chantel Verner, Instructional Coach, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education - chantel.verner@ocdsb.ca.
  • Kris Meawasige, Indigenous Student Support and Re-engagement Coordinator - kris.meawasige@ocdsb.ca.
  • Kareena Butler, Indigenous Education Itinerant Teacher (K-8) - kareena.butler@ocdsb.ca.
  • Josh Lewis, Indigenous Student Support Coordinator - joshua.lewis@ocdsb.ca. 

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