Drawing on course readings, and any additional readings the student chooses to use, the student will connect the systemic racism, the personal experiences as related by the author, and explore how these are connected to the broader experiences of Métis communities across Canada.


Using the autobiography (“From the Ashes” or “Halfbreed”) selected for the semester, the students will undertake an analysis of the systemic factors that contributed to the author’s experiences of being racialized as a Métis person. Drawing on course readings, and any additional readings the student chooses to use, the student will connect the systemic racism, the personal experiences as related by the author, and explore how these are connected to the broader experiences of Métis communities across Canada.
The following aspects are to be included:
• A summary of the story and the critical systems (maximum of three) the student will focus on in their analysis.
• A minimum of 5 sources, of which 3 are to be from course readings, not including the autobiography.
• An examination of how those same systems have evolved (or not).
• An exploration of the implications (i.e. the state of these systems) that this has for those working with Métis children, youth, and families.
Requirements: 5-7 pages in APA structure and referencing format.

Textbook
Thistle, J. (2019). From the Ashes: My story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way. Toronto: Simon and Schuster
Reading 1
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation. (2006). Métis History and Experience and Residential Schools in Canada. Ottawa: Ontario. pp.61-85. http://www.ahf.ca/downloads/Métiseweb.pdf
Reading 2
Statistics Canada. (2012). Health of First Nations children living off reserve and Métis children younger than age 6. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/pub/82-003-x/2012001/article/11624-eng.pdf?st=ZmUdwq8I
Reading 3
Why are so many First Nations, Inuit and Métis Women and Girls Criminalized? https://www.nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Youth-Focus-Part-2.pdf

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