Althea Guiboche, Winnipeg, Métis/Ojibwe/Salteaux
“I had three babies under three years old and I was homeless.”
From: How We Go Home
Althea Guiboche, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is of Métis/Ojibwe/Salteaux descent. She is a respected community advocate for homeless in the North End of Winnipeg, an experience she understands well, when she was homeless herself with three of her five children. She shares her story of her traditional Métis childhood, Indigenous worldviews of interconnectedness, her experiences moving to Winnipeg, and her work to create an interconnected village in North End Winnipeg.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.