Jennifer Leason

Dr. Jennifer Leason is an off-reserve member of Minegoziibe Anishinabe, Pine Creek First Nation, in Manitoba, and the proud mother of Lucas and Lucy. Dr. Leason is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness and an associate professor at the University of Calgary. She is the author and illustrator of Meennunyakaa / Blueberry Patch. She lives in Treaty 6 Territory.

Books by Jennifer Leason

In this dual-language picture book in English and Anishinaabemowin, a child is chased by Windigo, who preys on isolation and insecurity. But Kokum calls to the child with a message of hope, and a hummingbird arrives with teachings of love and resilience.
In this dual-language book, the story of how Indigenous people harvested berries and how that tradition continues to this day.