Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishinaabe writer, poet, editor and the founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, an Indigenous publisher based in the territory of her people, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation in southwestern Ontario. Kegedonce Press is the only established Indigenous publisher in Ontario and one of only four nationally. In 2018 Kegedonce Press is celebrating its 25 anniversary. Kateri’s recent book, the collection of short stories The Stone Collection, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for a Sarton Literary Award. She wrote the Globe and Mail opinion piece, The cultural appropriation debate is over. It’s time for action. Kateri is currently completing work on a graphic novel, Nimkii, about children caught in the CAS Scoops. It will be published in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold in 2019. She is also working on a second collection of short fiction. This year Kateri was one of the jurors for the inaugural Indigenous Voices Awards as well as for the 2018 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Awards.

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