Jesse Thistle

Jesse Thistle

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.

Website: jessethistle.com
Twitter: @MichifMan

Candid and cutting, Jesse Thistle lays down his story with a brutal beauty you’ll never forget. From the Ashes is a guided tour through a broken heart just trying to keep beating, both failing and succeeding spectacularly.” — Cherie Dimaline

FESTIVAL BOOK

From the Ashes

In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, 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, <em>From the Ashes</em> is, in the end, about how love and support can help one find happiness despite the odds.
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<strong>Profiles</strong>
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<li>“From street to scholar: Jesse Thistle creates new definition of Indigenous homelessness” — <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/rethinking-housing-from-an-indigenous-perspective-1.4372047/from-street-to-scholar-jesse-thistle-creates-new-definition-of-indigenous-homelessness-1.4376118"><em>CBC.ca</em></a></li>
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<strong>Reviews</strong>
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<li>“From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way” — <a href="https://quillandquire.com/review/from-the-ashes-my-story-of-being-metis-homeless-and-finding-my-way/"><em>Quill &amp; Quire</em></a></li>
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<strong>Articles</strong>
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<li>“Youth Leadership: Jesse Thistle” — <a href="https://thewalrus.ca/youth-leadership-jesse-thistle/"><em>The Walrus</em></a></li>
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ALL EVENTS WITH Jesse Thistle

7 PM
Tuesday Night Showcase
Oct 22 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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5 PM
Wordfest Presents Jesse Thistle
Oct 23 @ 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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