Tracey Lindberg, a woman of Cree-Metis ancestry from
northern Alberta, is a professor of law and an Indigenous-rights
activist. She has a doctoral degree in law as well as law degrees from
the University of Ottawa, Harvard Law School and the University of
Saskatchewan. She was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal, the
most prestigious award given to a doctoral student in humanities (other
past recipients include Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Robert Bourassa and
Gabrielle Roy). She has been professor of law at the University of
Ottawa and is currently at Athabasca University, where she is Chair of
the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and the Canada Research Chair
of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Legal Orders and Laws.
Lindberg has published many legally based articles in areas related to
Indigenous law and Indigenous women, and she is also a fiction writer,
with stories published in a number of literary journals, as well as a
blues singer. As she describes herself, she is next in a long line of
argumentative Cree women. This is her first novel.