Louise B. Halfe

Louise Bernice Halfe, also known by her Cree name, Sky Dancer, is Canada’s ninth parliamentary poet laureate. She was raised on Saddle Lake First Nation and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise served as the first Indigenous poet laureate of Saskatchewan, and earned her Doctorate of Letters from Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Saskatchewan, and Mount Royal University. Louise’s most recent titles include awâsis—kinky and dishevelled and a new edition of the Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Blue Marrow.

Books by Louise B. Halfe

This collection of contemporary poetry, art, and narrative supports K–12 teachers in connecting with Indigenous voices and perspectives, bringing Indigenous works in their classrooms, and creating equitable teaching practices.