Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and Nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her fiction book, Just Pretending (Coteau Books), was a finalist for the national Danuta Gleed Literary Award and won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year. Lisa’s debut poetry collection, The Red Files (Nightwood Editions 2016), is inspired by family and archival sources and reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon with her family of seven children, one spouse. She works at the Gabriel Dumont Institute.