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Links to Author Biographies


JOSEPH BRANT, Mohawk

“Thayendanegea,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

“Joseph Brant,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Joseph Brant Exhibition Hallway,” Museums of Burlington


GEORGE COPWAY, Ojibwe

“Kahgegagahbowh,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

“George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa) (1818-1869),” Heath Online Instructor’s Guide


CATHERINE SONEEGOH SUTTON, Ojibwe

“Nahnebahwequay,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online


GHANDL, Haida

Robert Bringhurst, “The Sealion Hunter: Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas.” Brick 65/66, Fall 2000.


E. PAULINE JOHNSON, Mohawk

“Johnson, Emily Pauline,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Linda Quirk, “Privately Published by the Pauline Johnson Trust,” Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing

“Pauline Johnson (1861–1913),” Cool Canada: Interesting People, Library and Archives Canada

“Emily Pauline Johnson,” The Poetry Foundation


JOHN BRANT-SERO, Mohawk

“Brant-Sero, John Ojijatekha,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online


MARY AUGUSTA TAPPAGE, Shuswap

“Tappage, Mary Augusta,” ABC Bookworld


ALMA GREENE, Mohawk

“Alma Greene (1896–1983),” Library and Archives Canada


HARRY ROBINSON, Okanagan

“Harry Robinson (1900–1990),” Library and Archives Canada

“Harry Robinson,” Talonbooks

“Robinson, Harry,” ABC Bookworld


MARION TUU’LUQ, Inuit

“Artist Database: TUU’LUQ, Marion,” Canadian Women Artists History Initiative, Concordia University

“Collections: Marion Tuu’luq,” National Gallery of Canada

“Marion Tuu’luq: The Glorious Fabric of Art and Life,” National Gallery of Canada

“Human/Nature: Marion Tuu’luq,” National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art


HOWARD ADAMS, Métis

“Adams, Howard (1920–2001),” The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

“Adams, Dr. Howard,” Our Legacy, University of Saskatchewan Archives <>

“Adams, Howard,” ABC Bookworld


GEORGE BLONDIN, Dene

“George Blondin: Footprints,” Aboriginal Multi-Media Society

“George Blondin,” NeWest Press

“George Blondin,” Strong Nations


BASIL H. JOHNSTON, Ojibwe

“Basil H. Johnston,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Deemed “authentic”: Basil H. Johnston,” McMaster University


RITA JOE, Mi’kmaq

“Rita Joe,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Rita Joe: Footprints,” Aboriginal Multi-Media Society

“Rita Joe (1932–2007),” Library and Archives Canada

“Rita Joe: Poet Laureate of the Mi’kmaq Nation 2007,” Poet Laureate Map of Canada, The Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

“Rita Joe, Poet: 1932–2007,” The Globe and Mail


LOUIS BIRD, Omushkego (Swampy Cree)

“Biography of Louis Bird,” Our Voices - Stories of Canadian People and Culture, The University of Winnipeg

“Louis Bird,” Library and Archives Canada


ANTHONY APAKARK THRASHER, Inuit

“Anthony Apakark Thrasher and environmental kinship,” University of Manitoba Press


DUKE REDBIRD, Chippewa

“Duke Redbird,” OCAD University

“Poet of the Month, June 2012: Duke Redbird,” Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library


MARIA CAMPBELL, Métis

“English-Canadian Writers: Maria Campbell,” Athabasca University

“Maria Campbell,” Trudeau Foundation

“Campbell, Maria (b. 1940),” The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan


RICHARD G. GREEN, Mohawk

“Richard G. Green,” Library and Archives Canada

“Meet Richard G. Green,” Six Nations Writers


BETH BRANT, Mohawk

“Beth Brant: Biography/Criticism,” University of Minnesota

“Beth Brant,” Library and Archives Canada


BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE, Cree

“Buffy Sainte-Marie,” Official Site

“Buffy Sainte-Marie on her biography It’s My Way,” CBC News

“Buffy Sainte-Marie,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Buffy Sainte-Marie,” Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards


EMMA LEE WARRIOR, Peigan

“Emma Lee Warrior,” Library and Archives Canada


ANNHARTE, Anishnaabe

“Baker, Marie Annharte,” ABC Bookworld

“Marie Annharte Baker,” Manitoba Arts Council


THOMAS KING, Cherokee

“English-Canadian Writers: Thomas King,” Athabasca University

“Thomas King,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“An Interview with Thomas King (August 1999),” Canadian Literature

“I’m Not the Indian You had in Mind,” National Screen Institute


HAROLD CARDINAL, Cree

“Dr. Harold Cardinal,” The University of British Columbia

“Harold Cardinal,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Harold Cardinal (1945–2005),” Library and Archives Canada


WAYNE KEON, Nipissing

“Wayne Keon (b. 1946),” Library and Archives Canada

“Wayne Keon,” The Mercury Press


BRIAN MARACLE, Mohawk

“Brian Maracle,” Library and Archives Canada

“Owennatekha (Brian Maracle),” Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa Staff

“Our Native Land,” CBC Radio Digital Archives


JEANNETTE C. ARMSTRONG, Okanagan

“Jeannette Armstrong,” University of Minnesota

“Jeannette C. Armstrong: Translating a People and a Land,” Class Acts: Influential Women of the South Okanagan, Osoyoos Museum

“Armstrong, Jeannette (b. 1948),” ABC Bookworld


MICHAEL KUSUGAK, Inuit

“Michael Kusugak: the storyteller,” Official Website

“A conversation with Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak,” CBC Books

“Michael Kusugak,” The Canadian Encyclopedia


SHIRLEY STERLING, Nlaka’pamux (Interior Salish)

“Shirley Sterling (1948–2005),” Library and Archives Canada

“Sterling, Shirley,” ABC Bookworld

“Authors and Literary Works: Shirley Sterling,” Teaching Multicultural Literature


BETH CUTHAND, Cree

“Cuthand, Beth (b. 1949),” The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

“Cuthand, Beth,” ABC Bookworld


LENORE KEESHIG-TOBIAS, Anishnaabe

“Lenore Keeshig-Tobias,” Library and Archives Canada

“Poet of the Month, February 2012: Lenore Keeshig-Tobias,” Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library


EMMA LAROCQUE, Cree/Métis

“Dr. Emma LaRocque,” University of Manitoba

“Larocque, Emma (b. 1949),” Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


JOHN MCLEOD, Mississauga

“Diary of a Crazy Boy,” Native Earth Performing Arts


BEATRICE MOSIONIER, Métis

“About Beatrice (Culleton) Mosionier,” Portage & Main Press

“Metis author shares personal story with students,” Wawatay News, May 26, 2011, Volume 38, No. 11


LEE MARACLE, Métis/Salish

“Lee Maracle: 2007 Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies,” University of Windsor

“Storyteller Lives Between Fiction and Myth,” University of Guelph, News Articles January 17, 2007, Volume 51, No. 1

“Profile: Lee Maracle: Writer and Poet,” CBC

“Maracle, Lee,” ABC Bookworld


TOMSON HIGHWAY, Cree

“Tomson Highway Biography,” Official Website

“Highway, Tomson,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Highway, Tomson,” Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

“Tomson Highway: The universe of Tomson Highway,” Quill & Quire


ALOOTOOK IPELLIE, Inuit

“Alootook Ipellie, Inuit storyteller,” Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

“Alootook Ipellie,” Library and Archives Canada

“Remembering Alootook Ipellie,” The Epoch Times


MARGO KANE, Saulteaux/Cree

“Margo Kane,” University of Manitoba

“Margo Gwendolyn Kane,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Margo Kane,” Library and Archives Canada


DUNCAN MERCREDI, Inninew/Cree

“Duncan Mercredi (b. 1951),” Library and Archives Canada

“Duncan Mercredi,” Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education, Carleton University

“Duncan Mercredi,” Sounding Out Indigenous Poetics, Trent University


DANIEL DAVID MOSES, Delaware

“Daniel David Moses,” Official Website

“Daniel David Moses,” CanLit Poets, Canadian Literature

“Daniel David Moses,” The Canadian Encyclopedia


RUBY SLIPPERJACK, Ojibwe

“Ruby Farrell, née Slipperjack,” Library and Archives Canada

“Ruby Slipperjack,” Strong Nations

“Author, painter, professor and now Western Graduate,” Western News, The University of Western Ontario


LOUISE HALFE, Cree

“Louise Halfe,” The Banff Centre

“Halfe, Louise (b. 1953),” The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

“Louise Halfe,” University of Manitoba


SHARRON PROULX-TURNER, Métis

“On Writing, with Sharron Proulx-Turner,” Open Book Ontario

“Celebrating Aboriginal History Month 2011: Interview with 2-Spirit Metis Writer Sharron Proulx-Turner,” Black Coffee Poet

“Sharron Proulx-Turner,” Kegedonce Press


MONIQUE MOJICA, Kuna/Rappahannock

“Monique Mojica,” Playwrights Canada Press

“Monique Mojica,” NAC English Theatre Company, Canada’s National Arts Centre

“Mojica, Monique,” Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia


GARRY GOTTFRIEDSON, Secwepemc (Shuswap)

“Garry Gottfriedson,” Poetry Foundation

“Gottfriedson, Garry,” ABC Bookworld


MARILYN DUMONT, Cree/Métis

“Marilyn Dumont,” Athabasca University

“Marilyn Dumont,” The Banff Centre

“Dumont, Marilyn,” ABC Bookworld


MARVIN FRANCIS, Cree

“Marvin Francis,” University of Manitoba


ARMAND GARNET RUFFO, Ojibwe

“Armand Garnet Ruffo,” University of Manitoba

“Armand Garnet Ruffo,” Department of English Language and Literature, Carleton University

“Armand Garnet Ruffo: Biography,” Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries


RICHARD WAGAMESE, Ojibwe

“About: Richard Wagamese,” Richard Wagamese Ojibway Author

“Richard Wagamese on hockey, residential schools and our national identity,” CBC books

“Bios: Richard Wagamese,” CBC Media Centre

“Richard Wagamese, Returning to Harmony,” Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School


ROBERT ARTHUR ALEXIE, Teetl’it Gwich’in

“Message from the President,” Gwich’in Tribal Council

“Authors: Alexie, Robert,” Westwood Creative Artists


PAUL SEESEQUASIS, Cree

“Paul Seesequasis,” Library and Archives Canada

“The Questionless Books Interview: Canada Council Literary Officer and Writer Paul Seesequasis,” Open Book Toronto


JOANNE ARNOTT, Métis

“Joanne Arnott,” Member Profile, The Writers’ Union of Canada

“Arnott, Joanne,” ABC Bookworld

“Joanne Arnott,” Joanne Arnott Personal Blog


LORNE JOSEPH SIMON, Mi’kmaq

“Lorne Joseph Simon,” New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

“Lorne Joseph Simon (1960–1994),” Library and Archives Canada


CONNIE FIFE, Cree

“Connie Fife,” Library and Archives Canada

“Fife, Connie,” ABC Bookworld


DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR, Ojibwe

“A biography of Drew Hayden Taylor,” Official Website

“Drew Hayden Taylor,” George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC

“Drew Hayden Taylor,” The Canadian Encyclopedia


MARIE CLEMENTS, Métis

“Clements, Marie,” Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

“Marie Clements’ searing artistic vision,” Canada Council for the Arts

“Clements, Marie,” ABC Bookworld


GERALD TAIAIAKE ALFRED, Kanien:keha’ka (Mohawk)

“Faculty: Taiaiake Alfred,” Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria

“Profile: Taiaiake Alfred,” 8th Fire, CBC

“Taiaiake Alfred,” Taiaiake Alfred’s Personal Website


JOSEPH A. DANDURAND, Kwantlen

“Joseph Dandurand,” Library and Archives Canada

“Joseph A Dandurand,” Kegedonce Press

“Joseph A. Dandurand,” Storytellers Native American Authors Online


KATERI AKIWENZIE-DAMM, Anishinaabe

“Poet of the Month, January 2009: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,” Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

“Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,” Storytellers Native American Authors online

“Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, poetry with a beat,” Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs


GREGORY SCOFIELD, Métis

“Gregory Scofield,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Gregory Scofield,” University of Alberta

“Gregory Scofield,” University of Manitoba

“Scofield, Gregory,” ABC Bookworld


JOSEPH BOYDEN, Métis

“Joseph Boyden,” Official Website

“Joseph Boyden,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

Donna Bailey Nurse, “Joseph Boyden: Way of the warrior,” Quill & Quire

“Joseph Boyden Biography,” Athabasca University


RANDY LUNDY, Barren Lands First Nation

“Randy Lundy,” Authors at Harbourfront Centre

“Eden Robinson,” The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Robinson, Eden,” ABC Bookworld

“Eden Robinson (2005): Playing rough,” Quill & Quire


PHILIP KEVIN PAUL, WSÀNEC’

“Paul, Philip Kevin,” ABC Bookworld

“Philip Kevin Paul,” Harbour Publishing


RITA BOUVIER, Métis

“Rita Bouvier Biography,” Government of Saskatchewan

“Biographies for Members of the Independent Oversight Committee and the Chief Electoral Officer,” Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

“Rita Bouvier,” Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation


RICHARD VAN CAMP, Dogrib

“Richard Van Camp,” Cree8 Success Conference

“Van Camp, Richard,” ABC Bookworld

“An Interview with Richard Van Camp (December 2008),” Canadian Literature


ROSANNA DEERCHILD, Cree

“About the Team: Rosanna Deerchild,” ReVision Quest, CBC

“Rosanna Deerchild,” Sounding Out Indigenous Poetics, Trent University