Jo-Ann Thom is a Métis woman who was born in Manitoba. She holds a B.A. with Distinction and an Honours Certificate from Saskatchewan Indian Federated College and an M.A. in English from the University of Regina. She has served as head of the English department at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (1976–78), and since 1978, as dean of academics. Her article “When Good Guys Don’t Wear White: Narrative Voice, Discursive Authority and Ideology in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead” appeared in Native North America: Critical and Cultural Perspectives (ed. Renée Hulan, ECW Press, 1999). Her teaching and research interests include the development of Aboriginal literature in Canada and Canadian Aboriginal poetry.