Brett D. Huson (Hetxw’ms Gyetxw)

Brett D. Huson (Hetxw’ms Gyetxw) is from the Gitxsan Nation, located in the northwest interior of British Columbia. His work reflects the importance of environmental balance and a cultural knowledge that spans thousands of years. He has worked in the film and television industry, and has volunteered for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba. His first book for children, The Sockeye Mother, illustrated by Natasha Donovan, won The Science Writers and Communicators Book Award. The Grizzly Mother (HighWater), second in a ten-book series, looks at how the animals, people, and seasons are intertwined within an ecosystem.

Huson lives in Winnipeg.