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Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health and Social Policy and Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide at the University of Toronto. He is the Chair of the Indigenous Education Network at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is the author of The Medicine of Peace: Indigenous Youth Decolonizing Healing and Resisting Violence. Jeffrey is Nehiyaw (Cree) and English and is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation (Ochekwi-Sipi; Treaty 5). He was born and raised in the heart of Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Robyn Maynard is a Toronto-based author of national bestseller Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from slavery to the present, and a PhD student and Vanier scholar at the University of Toronto.