Lisa Bird-Wilson(2021)

Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer. Her fiction book, Just Pretending, won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award, and was the 2019 One Book, One Province selection. Her debut poetry collection, The Red Files, is inspired by family and archival sources, and reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. She is the chair of the Saskatchewan nskohk Writers Circle Inc. (SAWCI) — the group that hosts the nskohk Indigenous Literature Festival and the CEO of the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research Inc in Saskatoon.