Learning to Walk Relationally and Live Métis
Keywords:Métis, relationships, spirituality, place-based, interconnectedness, responsibilities, community
Métis is a complex identity, both born out of and shaped by the history of colonization in Canada. Despite playing essential roles in ensuring the survival of early settlers and working as mediators between Indigenous and Settler peoples to present day, Métis have been marginalized and misunderstood for centuries. Yet, somehow, we thrive. In this chapter, IJennifer shares her experiences as a Métis person, learning about and living our worldview that centres relationships and accountability to others. She expresses gratitude to her teachers who have helped her to view the world differently, through ceremony and fostering her relationship to place.