Si'Yam Lee Maracle O.C., author and performing artist
Maracle is an instructor at the University of Toronto in Indigenous Studies and First Nation’s house. Maracle served as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Toronto, Waterloo, and Western Washington and Guelph University. Maracle received the J.T. Stewart award; the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; the Blue Metropolis First Nation’s literary award; the International Festival of Author’s award; the Anne Green award. Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Waterloo. She is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Recently, Maracle was shortlisted for the Neustadt International Award.