Naomi McIlwraith

Born and raised in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), Naomi McIlwraith is a Métis writer, poet, and teacher who honours her parents and grandparents through her life’s work. She is the author of the bilingual poetry book, kiyâm (AU Press, 2012), and she studied Cree under Dorothy Thunder. Alongside Dorothy, she worked with Dr. Patricia Demers on the English and Cree translation of a prayer book titled The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabasca Country: A Facsimile Edition & Translation of a Prayer Book in Cree Syllabics by Father Émile Grouard, OMI (U of A Press, 2010).