Researching and writing Song of Batoche was a personal journey for me. I discovered the secrets of my Métis ancestors from Red River and Batoche and reclaimed my lost Métis identity. Some of these ancestors have cameo roles in my novel because they were intimately involved with Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont in the North-West Resistance of 1885. Please see their images below.
“I saw that the loss of their land was lodged inside of them forever. That loss would enter me too.”
Louis Erdrich, The Plague of Doves
Ryan McMahon, Executive Producer of the podcast series, Stories From the Land wrote: “In this episode we hear a gripping story from Metis Storyteller/Artist, Maia Caron. A story about the connecting, disconnection, and reconnection that we as Indigenous Peoples most often have to fight for after our Ancestors are displaced and resettled in other territories.”