Memories of a Metis Settlement (Theytus Books) shares the lives of settlers and today’s Elders from 1939 to today. Edited by Constance Brissenden

Memories from 1939, the launch of the Metis Settlements of Alberta, to today from the earliest settlers to today’s Elders.

A must-have book to learn more about the history and enduring spirit of Alberta’s Metis people. Edited by Constance Brissenden, with contributions from the Elders of East Prairie Metis Settlement. For More: see the link below!

http://www.theytus.com/Book-List/Memories-of-a-Metis-Settlement-Eighty-Years-of-East-Prairie-Metis-Settlement

About Constance Brissenden

Constance Brissenden (BA, MA, Theatre) is a writer, editor, and educator. In 1992, she met Cree First Nations author Larry Loyie in a free creative writing class in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Focusing on Indigenous history, culture, and pride, Larry and Constance were a dynamic duo. They wrote eight books together based on Larry Loyie's traditional childhood and his six years in residential school. After more than 20 years of research, they completed the national bestselling history, Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors (Indigenous Education Press). Together they gave more than 1,600 talks and 100 writing workshops across Canada. Larry Loyie (1933-2016) was dedicated to sharing his pride in his culture and traditions, and educating others about the hidden history of residential school. Constance Brissenden continues to share Larry Loyie's legacy. She is honoured to have been part of his inspiring journey, and continues to write, edit, and teach in his memory. Constance Brissenden can be reached at: firstnationswriter@gmail.com
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