INDIGENOUS LEADERS OF CANADA
Preface to the Second Edition
The rich narratives of Indigenous leadership across Canada chronicled in this volume are critical to understanding the good and the bad of this country’s complex past.
Dan Asfar (Joseph Gosnell, Sr., Bill Reid) is a British Columbia writer.
Patrick Brazeau (Harry Daniels), of Métis ancestry, is a federal Senator and former president of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.
Anna De Aguayo (Sandra Lovelace Nicholas) is a Montreal researcher and teacher who worked with several of the Tobique women on border issues through Miingignoti Keteaoag.
Sally Erskine Doucette (Donald Marshall, Sr.), whose background includes urban and rural planning, is a Nova Scotia writer and editor who focuses on heritage and housing.
Julie Gedeon (Matthew Coon Come) is a Montreal-area writer specializing in history and environmental issues.
Carole Gerson (E. Pauline Johnson), professor of English Literature at Simon Fraser University, has written several books on Canadian writers and poets.
Susan Hallet (Billy Diamond) is an award-winning journalist whose credits include The Beaver, and The Globe & Mail among many others, and is Editor of The Society Magazine.
Kathlyn Horibe (Paul Okalik) is a Montreal-based writer and editor who has been published in trade magazines and newspapers such as the International Herald Tribune.
Robert A. Innes (Piapot), a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation, teaches Native studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Leonard Judge (Phil Fontaine) is an Ontario author and Editor of the four-volume textbook series, The Elders’ Gift.
Hélèna Katz (Rosemarie Kuptana, Mary May Simon), is an award-winning journalist based in the Northwest Territories.
Randolph Lewis (Alanis Obomsawin) is an associate professor of American studies in the Honors College of the University of Oklahoma.
Lee Maracle (Gail Guthrie Valaskakis), a member of the Sto:lo Nation, is an award winning author of a number of books and a distinguished visiting scholar at the University of Toronto.
Antonia Mills (Frank Calder) is the acting chair of the First Nations studies program at the University of Northern British Columbia where she has taught since 1994.
Lorne Monti (James Bartleman, Elijah Harper, Murray Sinclair), an Ottawa-based journalist and filmmaker, is a director of New Federation House.
Rosemary Neering (George Manuel), an award-winning British Columbia author of social science texts, is a visiting lecturer in creative writing at the University of Victoria.
David Newhouse (Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Roberta Jamieson), Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River, is a professor at Trent University and Director of its Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies.
Nelle Oosterom (Tommy Prince, Perry Bellegarde) Nelle Oosterom was a senior editor with Canada’s History magazine and worked for various news organizations as a journalist and editor, including the Canadian Press, CBC Radio, and CanWest News Service.
Brian Parsons (Ghislain Picard), a Quebec writer and political scientist, is a specialist in Quebec Native issues and an advisor to the Quebec government.
Taqralik Partridge (Natan Obed) is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist. Her writings have appeared in Inuktitut, ArtsEverywhere, Maisonneuve and CBC Books, among others, and she recently co-curated the Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Jeannine Peru (Louis Riel), of Métis ancestry, is a Quebec-based author and editor.
Lisa Peterson (Andrew Delisle, Sr.), a member of the Mohawk Nation, is a writer based in Kahnawake.
Jeanne Poulin (In the beginning..., Max Gros-Louis, Jody Wilson-Raybould), whose great-grandmother was Abenaki, is a journalist and storyteller, and a director of New Federation House.
Mark Reid (Crowfoot, Poundmaker) is Editor-in-Chief and Director, Content Development at Canada’s History magazine, and was assistant news editor at CanWest News Service in Winnipeg
Jean Teillet (Clément Chartier) is an Indigenous rights lawyer and treaty negotiator who has appeared many times before the Supreme Court of Canada. A published writer and a public speaker, Ms. Teillet is the great grand-niece of Louis Riel.
Elle Andra-Warner (Georges Erasmus), a best-selling author, journalist and photographer based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has written extensively about First Nations peoples and their histories.
Anne Johnston Williams (Bertha Allen), a Montreal educator, writer and editor, is a committed volunteer on issues of literacy and education.
Wanda Wuttunee (Harold Cardinal), a member of the Red Pheasant Nation, Saskatchewan, is a professor of Native studies at the University of Manitoba.