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Lisa Bird-Wilson

Lisa Bird-Wilson, a Métis and nêhiyaw writer from Saskatchewan, is the author of three books: The Red Files, a poetry collection (Nightwood Editions, 2016), Just Pretending, short stories (Coteau Books, 2013) and An Institute of Our Own: A History of the Gabriel Dumont Institute (Gabriel Dumont Press, 2011). Just Pretending is the 2019 One Book One Province  selection for Saskatchewan. Her shorter works have been published in periodicals and anthologies across Canada. Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon, SK. Read more of her work at geist.com

We think of the Arctic as pristine and untouched—but nowhere on the planet is as harshly impacted by climate change. Read more

Columns

Lisa Bird-Wilson on UNDRIP, reconciliation, and the anxiety felt by Indigenous people in Canada. Read more

Columns

While status registration under the Indian Act is a construct, claiming status identity is an important factor in Indigenous identity and cultural transmission. Read more

Columns

Romantic notions that equate Indigenous peoples with nature are not going to cut it. Read more

Columns

In the home for unwed mothers, as she waits for me to be born, one word in Cree is spoken over and again in her head—macitwawiskwesis, bad girl. Read more

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