Lee Maracle (Toronto, ON) is a prolific First Nations writer and expert on First Nations culture and history. She is a member of the Stó:lō Nation, the daughter of a Métis mother and Salish father, and a granddaughter of Chief Dan George. Maracle’s first book, the autobiographical novel Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel (1975, 1990), was one of the first Indigenous works published in Canada. Maracle has held numerous academic posts in Canadian and American universities, and, in 2009, she received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University. She is a co-founder of the En’owkin International School of Writing, a learning institute in Penticton, British Columbia that houses an Indigenous Fine Arts Program and an Okanagan Language Program.