Principal Investigator

Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis)
Associate Professor
Depts. of English & First Nations Studies


Deanna Reder is one of the nine founding members of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA).  Its governing code, co-written by the founders in 2013, underlines much of the work that The People and the Text sets to accomplish:

Reder is also the Series Editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press ( and co-chair with Sam McKegney (Queens), Sophie McCall (SFU), and Sarah Henzi (UdeM) of the Indigenous Voices Awards (


Deanna Reder