Paul L. Gareau is Métis and French Canadian from Bellevue Saskatchewan. He is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and former fellow for the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR) at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is also the academic lead for the Indigenous Canada Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). His research, academic publications, and community research projects explore the influence of Catholicism on early and late modern identity, the legacy of colonial discourses on Indigenous and ethno-cultural minorities, and the multiplicity of experience in rural spaces. His research focuses on the Métis, Indigenous religiosity, kinship youth, gender, la francophonie, and rural Canada.