Chelsea Vowel

is creating Métis Futurisms: speculative fiction
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About Chelsea Vowel

tânisi nitôtêmitik, Chelsea Vowel nitisiyihkâson. manitow-sâkahikan nitohcîn mâka niwîkin amiskwacîwâskahikan anohc. otipêyimisiw-iskwêw, okâwiya, okiskinwahamâkew, mîna omasinahikêw ôma niya.

Hey all, my name is Chelsea Vowel, and I'm a Métis mother of six, educator and writer from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, currently living in Edmonton. I am a full-time grad student at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and a full time curriculum coordinator.

I am a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Cohost of Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space and author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, I blog at, run the @IndigenousXca twitter account, tweet from @apihtawikosisan and make legendary bannock. Auntie-approved!

What I'm doing: If it's not generative, I don't want it

I spend a lot of time speaking to settlers about Indigenous issues, trying to debunk myths, and address stereotypes and it's draining as heck. I am trying to shift my focus and energy towards the future, near, far, unfathomably distant; all from a Métis perspective rooted in my community and experiences.

Most of all, I want to give you an advance peek of my Métis futurisms speculative fiction as well as some non-fiction work! The work I'm putting up here is one of the following:

  1. already published, but not available online, or without purchasing the publication it's in;
  2. slated to be published, but far enough away from now that I can't wait to give folks an advance look; 
  3. something I'm working on, and will eventually pitch for publication if it doesn't suck.

If you enjoy my writing, or make use of the other content I create, and you'd like to see more of it, I'm hoping you'll pledge a small amount (or large if you're mega-rich) every month to keep things going! Your monthly financial support would go towards:

  • technical supplies (microphones, sound-mixing apps, etc.) for podcasting
  • website hosting
  • the Métis In Space soundcloud account
  • dry meat to keep me alive while I write
(Keep in mind this site takes almost 10% of what is pledged!)j

Many thanks!

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