Dr. Jeannine Carrière is Métis and originally from the Red River area of southern Manitoba. She has been teaching social work since 1994 in Alberta and at the University of Victoria, School of Social Work Indigenous Specializations since 2005. Her research interests include Metis child and family wellness, Indigenous adoptions and identity, and advancing Indigenous knowledges. Dr. Carrière has been a practitioner in Aboriginal child and family services for over thirty-five years and has conducted several research projects related to her research interests with a number of publications including her most recent co-edited book, Calling Our Families Home: Metis Peoples’ Experiences with Child Welfare. In 2008 Dr. Carriere received the Adoptions Activist Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). In 2017 Dr. Carrière received the University of Victoria Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Award for her child welfare and community work with Métis and First Nation Peoples.