Swiftly Flowing Waters : A Métis Woman’s Story of Resilience, Reflection and Reclamation

SKU: 9781738898299

Pat Lamondin Skene
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Book Type:
Plumleaf Press
Copyright Date:

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Pat Lamondin Skene is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Born on the shores of the Magnetawan River in Britt, Ontario, her indigeneity has always been part of who she is: a Métis descendant of the Solomon and Berger-Beaudoin family lines, with deep roots in the fur trade; a woman who achieved success in the corporate world and left it behind to find fulfilment elsewhere; a mother of a beloved daughter and now a grandmother; an award-winning author of eight books for children.

Pat spent a lifetime catching up to who she wanted to be. Growing up in a Métis family, it would take her decades to shed the prejudice and shame of who she was, to find her indigeneity. After escaping an alcoholic relationship, she achieved corporate success in a man’s world, switched gears to become an author of children’s books, survived breast cancer, and helped her husband to die by suicide. These challenges are all part of Pat’s inspiring story. Swiftly Flowing Waters is a raw reflection of the many experiences women quietly go through in life. It’s a story about finding courage, overcoming obstacles, and the discovery of joy and fulfilment along the way.

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