Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree from Saskatchewan and raised in Toronto. He is a PhD Candidate in history at York University where he is also an Assistant Professor in Metis Studies. Thistle’s doctoral work on Metis road allowance communities has won the P.E. Trudeau and Vanier doctoral scholarships, and he is a governor general medalist. Jesse is the author of the Definition of Indigenous Homelessness in Canada published through the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and his historical research has been published in numerous academic journals, book chapters, and featured on CBC Ideas, CBC Campus, and Unreserved. His most recent work is a memoir published by Simon and Schuster entitled From the Ashes.