Tasha Beeds is of nêhiyaw (Cree), Scottish, and Barbadian ancestry. She grew up with her mother’s family in the nehiyâw territories of mistawâsis, atâhk-akohp and the Métis territory of nêwo-nâkiwin in Saskatchewan. Tasha co-wrote a piece for Drew Hayden Taylor’s Me Funny and has poetry published in various places including Mixed Race Women Speak Out, From Turtle Island to Abya Yala. and in theCanadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing in addition to multiple articles published in university press anthologies and journals. Tasha was also a production assistant for the NFB award winning documentary Finding Dawn, which looked at the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. She is both a Ph.D. candidate and a Professor in Indigenous Studies. As a 2nd degree Midewiwin Initiate and a Water Walker, Tasha is dedicated to moving in Ceremony for the Waters and the Earth and for the continual resurgence and revitalization of Indigenous thought, knowledges, and sovereignty.