Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is Anishinaabek from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation, and is raising two boys in the community of Neyaashiinigmiing on the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. She is an internationally-acclaimed writer, poet, spoken word artist, Indigenous commentator, and the founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, an Indigenous publishing house that has been producing compelling books for twenty-five years. Her recent book, The Stone Collection, was celebrated for its “luminescent prose” and was a finalist for the Sarton Literary Award. Kateri is a passionate advocate for Indigenous arts and cultures, and has recently judged both the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award for emerging writers.