Lee Maracle Recipient of Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts


The Aboriginal Studies Program is proud to announce that Lee Maracle is the recipient of the Premier’s Individual Artist Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Lee Maracle is a prominent author with numerous critically acclaimed works, including novels, short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction. She is widely published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide and has co-edited a number of anthologies, including the award-winning My Home As I Remember.

Aside from her role as instructor in the Aboriginal Studies Program, Lee is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nations House at the University of Toronto and an instructor at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.

A member of the Sto: Loh nation, she has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at several universities. Lee recently received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal youth. Aboriginal Studies is fortunate to count Maracle as one of our instructors, and we’d like to congratulate her on this momentous achievement.