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Tasha Spillett (she/her/hers) draws her strength from both her Inninewak (Cree) 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 Ph.D. in Education through the University of Saskatchewan, where she holds a Vanier Canada Award.

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Celebrated Educator and Speaker on Indigenous Education, Indigenous Women and Girls, Anti-Racism and Decolonization

Indigenous Women & Girls

Tasha’s work is most heart-tied to the liberation of Indigenous women and girls. This includes writing, thinking and speaking on traditional teachings, the MMIWG2S epidemic, Indigenous motherhood and the role of Indigenous women in political movements.

Indigenous Land-Based Education

Tasha holds a Master’s of Education degree in Indigenous Land Based Education, and is currently continuing her study as a PhD candidate. She firmly believe that knowledge comes up through the land, but that we have to put our bodies back on the Land to pick it up.

Anti-Racism + Decolonization

Tasha understands that BIPOC people are experts in their own experiences, and uses both a story-telling and anti-racism theory approach to teach about anti-racism and decolonization, and how to push back against all forms of oppression.

Book Tasha to Speak

Tasha Spillett’s Latest Graphic Novel

The City
Vol. 2

Dez and Miikwan’s stories continue in From the Roots Up, the ground-breaking second volume in the Surviving the City graphic novel series. Author Tasha Spillett guides us as we navigate through an intimate exploration of grief, relationships, community, gender and sexuality. Dez is coming into her identity as a Two-Spirit person and mourning the loss of her grandmother, Mikkwan is dealing with a crush, and both she and Elder Linda are learning what it means to be a supportive ally—even when faced with unfamiliar and challenging situations.

Releasing October 27, 2020, this much-anticipated sequel to Tasha’s award-winning debut, Surviving the City, is available for pre-order online and in-store at local and national book retailers.

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