Swiftly Flowing Waters

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By Pat Lamondin Skene

Pat spent a lifetime catching up to who she wanted to be. Growing up in a Métis family, it would take her decades to shed the prejudice and shame of who she was, to find her indigeneity. After escaping an alcoholic relationship, she achieved corporate success in a man’s world, switched gears to become an author of children’s books, survived breast cancer, and fulfilled her husband’s wish to participate in MAID. These challenges are all part of Pat’s inspiring story.

Swiftly Flowing Waters is a raw reflection of the many experiences women quietly go through in life. It’s a story about finding courage, overcoming obstacles, and the discovery of joy and fulfilment along the way.

Readers are sure to find themselves lost between the lines of Pat’s remarkable journey.

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Pub date: May 8 2024


Pat Lamondin Skene is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Born on the shores of the Magnetawan River in Britt, Ontario, her indigeneity has always been part of who she is: a Métis descendant of the Solomon and Berger-Beaudoin family lines, with deep roots in the fur trade; a woman who achieved success in the corporate world and left it behind to find fulfilment elsewhere; a mother of a beloved daughter and now a grandmother; an award-winning author of eight books for children; and a devoted wife who accepted her husband’s wish to participate in MAID. Pat lives and works in Oakville, Ontario. Swiftly Flowing Waters was written on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, whom Pat gratefully acknowledges in her writing.

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Trade, 10.25" X 7.25", 216 pages

1 review for Swiftly Flowing Waters

  1. – Fern Perkins, Registered Citizen of Metis Nation Greater Victoria and Metis Nation BC; Educator, University of Victoria and Greater Victoria School District (retired)

    “No one could tell this compelling story with such precision if they had not lived it. Pat’s journey, as she chronicles it from four to seventy years of age, deserves to be shared – for her Metis legacy, for her ancestors who could not speak, and for her descendants who need to know the unique truth of their origins. This memoir provides an anchor of truth that is honest and unashamed. We need more courageous authors like Pat Lamondin Skene.”

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