Janice Acoose is of Métis/Saulteaux inheritance from the Sakimay-Saulteaux First Nations and the Marvil Métis community in Saskatchewan. She is the author of Iskwewak Kah’ Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princesses Nor Easy Squaws (Women’s Press, 1995). In addition to her work as a scriptwriter and co-producer for Katip Ayim Media Productions and CBC Radio, she has published articles on Maria Campbell, Indian residential schools, and contemporary First Nations women’s issues. Her articles have appeared in Looking at the Words of Our People: First Nations Analysis of Literature (ed. Jeannette Armstrong, Theytus, 1993), Gatherings (1994), and Residential Schools: The Stolen Years (ed. Linda Jaine, Extension Division Press, 1993). Currently, she is an associate professor of English at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, and a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Saskatchewan.