Métis books launch

June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Atrium, McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A4

Jeannine Carrière & Catherine Richardson — Dual Book Launch

Winnipeg launch of Calling Our Families Home: Metis Peoples’ Experiences with Child Welfare and Belonging Métis (JCharlton Publishing Ltd).

Calling Our Famlies Home is dedicated to informing social workers and other helping professionals in how Métis people are affected in the child welfare system. Métis peoples today negotiate a form of displacement that has occurred over generations although most Canadians are unaware of this history. There is scant literature on Métis experiences in child welfare systems, no national data is collected on the number of Métis children involved with child welfare systems, and there has never been a national study of these realities.

Jeannine Carrière PhD, is a Métis scholar and Professor of Social Work at the University of Victoria. Dr. Carrière recieved the 2017 Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Award for her work with Métis and First Nation’s People at the Provost’s Diversity Research Conference, A Decade of Critical Conversations: Re-imaging Identities, Power and Privilege on Jan 26th 2017 at the First Peoples House.

Belonging Métis tells a story of what it means to be Métis through various voices and experiences. In the Indigenous spirit of inter-connectedness, these accounts are woven together through the various common threads and intersecting life experiences. Author Catherine Richardson assumes the task of weaving together the experiences of the Métis people who have aligned themselves with this project, shared their experiences and stories related to “being Métis”.

Catherine Richardson PhD, is a Métis scholar and Associate Professor at the Université de Montreal. Dr. Richardson spent the past seven years as an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. In 2013, she was the Chair of the Indigenous Specializations Program.