Lee Maracle was a powerful presence in the Indigenous and Canadian literary world. A Matriarch of Indigenous literature, she was bold, brash and insistent as a storyteller - she had something to say and she said it well with wit, character and intelligence. Lee Maracle was a trailblazer, and a mentor to others. From Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel to Celia's Song to My Conversations with Canadians, her influence was broad and deep, garnering her the Order of Canada. She was a member of the Stó:lō Nation and daughter of a Métis mother and Coast Salish father.
If you're reading for Truth and Reconciliation, read Lee Maracle to grow and understand. She has died, but her powerful Indigenous voice and written legacy remain.