Journey to the Vatican: Honouring Métis Narratives and Healing

When and Where

Friday, April 29, 2022 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom - see event description for further information


Tera Beaulieu


This is part of the Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections Series, Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian-Canadian Studies

In March of 2022, a delegation of Indigenous Nations traveled to the Vatican, where they met with Pope Francis to discuss reconciliation and healing with respect to the Catholic Church's role in the Canadian Residential School System. Join us to learn about the Métis Nation and the visit with the Pope from Tera Beaulieu, a member of the delegation.


Speaker Bio:

Tera Beaulieu is a Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and is the founder and Director of the Weaving Wellness Centre, a private clinical and consulting practice specializing in serving Indigenous peoples and communities and those who have experienced trauma. She most recently had the privilege of travelling with the Métis Delegation who met with Pope Francis in March 2022 to provide wellness and mental health support. Tera is also completing her Doctor of Philosophy in the Counselling/Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Toronto where her program of research examines the supports and challenges of Métis traditional knowledge in addressing the life transition needs (mental health, education and employment) of urban Métis homeless peoples. Tera is a mom to two little ones, Beau and Aurora, and also sits as the Region 8 Women’s Representative with the Métis Nation of Ontario Women’s Council.


Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian-Canadian Studies