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Tasha Spillett-Sumner (she/her/hers) draws her strength from both her Nehiyaw and Trinidadian bloodlines. She is a celebrated educator, poet, and emerging scholar. Tasha is most heart-tied to contributing to community-led work that centres on land and water defence, and the protection of Indigenous women and girls. Tasha is currently working on her PhD in Education through the University of Saskatchewan, where she holds a Vanier Canada Award.


"Tasha Spillett, who is Nehiyaw and Trinidadian, tells the story through the girls' dialogue and text messages&#8212featuring Indigenous words and references to traditional practices&#8212allowing readers to be continually immersed in their world&#8230In these haunting images, the girls' personal drama plays out within the larger struggle of Canada's Indigenous women."--Quill & Quire
"The importance of community, especially a community of women, is a running theme throughout the book. [This book] would be [a] welcome addition to a secondary school library or classroom, or to an Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Literature curriculum."--Professionally Speaking

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