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Tracey Lindberg, Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Faculty Fellow

VDIFF Anishinebemowin

Ci aaniko wiitamaakeyak kiitaawew kaye kihkentamaawin awaenowiyak
‘Sharing with others, wisdom and knowledge, about who we are’

Tracey Lindberg (Law, University of Ottawa) will be at the Jackman Humanities Institute as the 2017-2018 Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Faculty Fellow from February through June 2018.

This position brings a senior Indigenous scholar into the JHI’s Circle of Fellows each year. This year, our fellows are working on research projects relevant to our annual theme, “Indelible Violence: Shame, Reconciliation, and the Work of Apology”.

Tracey Lindberg 2018

Photo credit: David Weatherall, 2017

TRACEY LINDBERG is a citizen of As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation Rocky Mountain Cree and hails from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community. She is an award-winning writer for her academic work and teaches Indigenous law in Algonquin territory.  Birdie, her first novel, was a national bestseller, a CBC Canada Reads finalist, a best book of the year, a finalist for an Alberta Literary Award and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and a longlisted selection of the International DUBLIN Literary Award. Lindberg  was named a CBC “Writers to Watch.”  Her current work involves Indigenous laws and literatures and legal storytelling.  While working with the Jackman Humanities Institute she is working on a  documentary, undertaking a graphic novel telling of a Cree legal story and working on her second novel.  She sings the blues loudly, talks quietly and is next in a long line of argumentative Cree women.
For more information:   
Dr. Kim Yates, Associate Director, Jackman Humanities Institute
(416) 946-0313 / jhi.associate@utoronto.ca

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