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Kokums to the Iskwêsisisak

COVID-19 and Urban Métis Girls and Young Women

Carly Jones, Renée Monchalin, Cheryllee Bourgeois, and Janet Smylie

knowing, being, and doing. In this article we provide an historical account of Métis Peoples’ experiences with pandemics, and the role of matrilineal Métis healing knowledges that are passed down from the grandmothers to the girls. We go on to illustrate

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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

girls have been left out of the national pandemic response, they continue to carry intergenerational healing knowledges that have been passed down from the kokums (grandmas) to the iskwêsisisak (girls).” They describe the “innovative and community