Principal Investigator

Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis)
Associate Professor
Depts. of English & Indigenous 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 served as Series Editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press from 2010-2021 before passing the baton to Daniel Heath Justice. Currently she is co-chair with Sophie McCall (SFU) and Sarah Henzi (SFU) of the Indigenous Voices Awards


Deanna Reder