This innovative and vibrant resource is filled with full-colour photographs, maps, illustrations and the names of plants listed in three Indigenous languages – Michif, Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway).

Métis author and artist Christi Belcourt fuses her evocative artwork with Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Western Science. With contributions from Métis Elders Rose Richardson and Olive Whitford, as well as key Michif phrases and terminology, Medicines to Help Us is the most accessible resource relating to Métis healing traditions produced to date.

Along with an essay by Elder Rose Richardson on her first-hand experience using medicinal plants, this compelling one-of-a-kind resource melds Métis contemporary art and the floral motif within Métis beadword with Métis traditional knowledge.

 

Page count: 66 + glossary, references + end notes