Tracey Lindberg, Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Faculty Fellow
Ci aaniko wiitamaakeyak kiitaawew kaye kihkentamaawin awaenowiyak
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”.
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.