Articles or Illustrations by Jesse Thistle
Jesse Thistle (@michifman) is Métis-Cree from Saskatchewan and raised in Brampton. He is a PhD candidate in history at the York University. His doctoral work on Metis road allowance communities has won the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Vanier doctoral scholarships, and he is a governor general medalist. Jesse is the author of Definition of Indigenous Homelessness in Canada, published through the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and his historical research has been published in numerous academic journals, book chapters, and featured on CBC’s Ideas and CBC’s Campus.
The Walrus Talks
The frigid nights in the back of his friend’s car were defining moments where he learned from his elders: addiction, hunger, homelessness, and loneliness