Based on Métis artist Christi Belcourt’s painting “Medicines to Help Us,” this innovative and vibrant resource honours the centuries-old healing traditions of Métis women. For this stunning set of twenty-seven gallery-quality prints and accompanying companion booklet, 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 Year, Publishing, and First Peoples Publishing,
Saskatchewan Book Awards