Louise Bernice Halfe

Louise Bernice Halfe—Sky Dancer—was raised on the reserve, Saddle Lake, although not exclusively, and was taken, along with her siblings, from her home and sent to residential school. Louise is married and has two adult children and two grandsons. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and has a sub-specialty in addictions counselling. She is also a facilitator. Sky Dancer enriches her writing career with these skills, using them to move people from the perceived "writer's block." She served as Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate for two years and has travelled extensively throughout Canada, including the North, and abroad. She has served as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences. She made her writing debut as a poet in Writing the Circle: Native Women of Western Canada, an anthology. Her other books, Bear Bones and Feathers, Blue Marrow, and The Crooked Good, published by Coteau Publishers, have all received numerous nominations and awards, including: Governor General's Award for Poetry, Spirit of Saskatchewan Award, Saskatchewan First Book Award, Gerald Lambert Award, and the Pat Lowther First Book Award.