At two weeks old, Jessica Outram visited family on Georgian Bay and she has spent as much time there as possible ever since. Jessica is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Her mother is a Lamondin, with roots in the Georgian Bay Métis Community from the verified Métis family lines of Solomon and Berger/Beaudoin. Her father’s family were settlers to the Britt area in the early 1900s. An educator for over 20 years, Jessica is Principal of Program in Indigenous Education, supporting all schools K-12 in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. She is the author of the poetry collection The Thing with Feathers. Jessica lives in Cobourg, Ontario, where she is their 4th Poet Laureate.
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