Lee Maracle is the author of numerous critically acclaimed works, including My Conversations with Canadians, finalist for the Toronto Book Award and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Her latest book is Hope Matters, written collaboratively with daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter. Maracle has received many awards and recognitions including most recently the Blue Metropolis Festival First Peoples Prize and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. Maracle is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. A member of the Sto:lo Nation, Maracle lives in Toronto and teaches at the University of Toronto.