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INNOVATOR PROFILE

LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON

Area of Expertise: Academia

"A lot of times what Indigenous writers need, certainly what I needed, is not critique, but encouragement and support. Our writing looks different than CanLit and that’s a beautiful thing because our brilliance is coming from a different place. "
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Leanne Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg activist, scholar, writer, and poet from Alderville First Nation. She was heavily involved with the Idle No More movement and has written many books on subjects like decolonization, racialized gender violence, and the impacts of colonialism.

https://roommagazine.com/interview/conversation-leanne-betasamosake-simpson