Mamère Oni Bavaakaa (Grandmother Wise One)
by Elder Elize Hartley
This is a Métis story told through the life of Mamere Beausoleil, a medicine woman, a midwife and a storyteller. Like many Aboriginal stories, it is a story about history, life and how to live in balance with one another, the earth and all living creatures.
Author Elize Hartley is a mother to six daughters, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Born in Manitoba, she was raised in a small village where the principles of the medicine wheel were instilled at an early age. As an adult, Elize worked in the field of education. She later formed the Métis Women’s Circle as a safe place for women to explore together their Aboriginal roots and traditions.
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