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Medicines to Help Us: Traditional Métis Plant Use


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This book is full of knowledge and so beautiful. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 100% of profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto.

About this book:

Based on Métis artist Christi Belcourt’s painting “Medicines to Help Us,” this innovative and vibrant resource honors the centuries-old healing traditions of Métis women. For this stunning set of twenty-seven gallery-quality prints, 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.

Author/Illustrator: Christi Belcourt
Translators: Laura Burnouf and Rita Flamand
Elder Validation: Rose Richardson
Format: Prints and Book, English/Île-à-la-Crosse Michif/Michif-Cree
Awards: Nominated—2008 Book of the YearPublishing, and First Peoples Publishing,
Saskatchewan Book Awards

100% of profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto.

The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) began when a dedicated group of Aboriginal women recognized the need for a gathering place in Toronto where Aboriginal women could share resources, support one another, and practice their traditional ways. In 1985, this vision resulted in the downtown basement office that affectionately became known as “The Pit.”

Today, the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto provides a safe and welcoming environment for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. Our programs fall under six broad categories: Housing, Families, Advocacy, Employment, Education, and Youth. We also host a variety of Cultural Activities for our clients and the general public, including the annual Minaake Awards, Sisters In Spirit Vigil, and Winter Solstice .

The NWRCT is a registered charity funded by government programs as well as public and private donations.

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