Ispík Kákí Péyakoyak/When We Were Alone
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About the Author
David A. Robertson (he, him, his) is an award-winning writer. His books include When We Were Alone (Governor General's Literary Award), Will I See? (Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award), Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story (listed In The Margins), and the YA trilogy The Reckoner (Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People). David educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
Julie Flett (she, her, hers) is an award-winning Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist of more than 15 books. She is known for illustrating such titles as Little You (Richard Van Camp) and My Heart Fills with Happiness (Monique Gray Smith). Her books have received many accolades, including Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L'alphabet di Michif), which was nominated for a Governor General's Award and Birdsong which was recently a finalist for a Governor General's Literary Award.
Marsha Blacksmith, BGS/B.Ed, is a member of Pimicikamak Cree Nation and has taught all grade levels from nursery to grade 12 incorporating her Language resources she creates and learning from Knowledge Keepers and Elders from communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. She is currently First Nations Language and Culture Facilitator for Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre.