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Jesse Thistle ~ Rising Up from the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

Saturday, April 17, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm

Live Webinar


Join CBC Canada Reads Finalist Jesse Thistle for a discussion of his book, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way.

In his extraordinary and inspiring memoir, Jesse Thistle chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. An eloquent exploration of what it means to live in a world surrounded by prejudice and racism and to be cast adrift, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help one find happiness despite the odds.

Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is an assistant professor in Métis Studies at York University in Toronto. He won a Governor General’s Academic Medal in 2016, and is a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Vanier Scholar. He is the author of the #1 National Bestselling book, From the Ashes, a CBC Canada Reads finalist and recipeint of multiple awards.