Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Metis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality

Category: Book
By (author): Fiola, Chantal
Subject:  HISTORY / Native American
  RELIGION / Ethnic & Tribal
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Published: April 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*Why don't more Métis people go to traditional ceremonies? How does going to ceremonies impact Métis identity? In Rekindling the Sacred Fire, Chantal Fiola investigates the relationship between Red River Métis ancestry, Anishinaabe spirituality, and identity, bringing into focus the ongoing historical impacts of colonization upon Métis relationships with spirituality on the Canadian prairies. Using a methodology rooted in an Indigenous world view, Fiola interviews eighteen people with Métis ancestry, or an historic familial connection to the Red River Métis, who participate in Anishinaabe ceremonies, sharing stories about family history, self-identification, and their relationships with Aboriginal and Eurocanadian cultures and spiritualities.
Review Quote*"A seminal work of truly impressive scholarship, Rekindling the Sacred Fire is exceptionally well written, organized and presented. Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking."
Biographical NoteChantal Fiola is Métis Anishinaabe-Kwe from the Red River region of Manitoba. She teaches Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.