Tashia Hart is a member of the Red Lake band of Anishinaabe currently residing in Onigamiising (Duluth, Minnesota). She is the author of the novella Girl Unreserved (2015), author/illustrator of the middle grade novel Gidjie and the Wolves (2020), and the upcoming cookbook The Good Berry: Harvesting and Cooking Wild Rice and Other Wild Foods (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021). She has illustrated multiple children’s books, writes essays and recipes about wild foods for various organizations and tribal programs, and when she’s not writing, she spends her time crafting birch bark and beaded jewelry–a creative journey that started 32 years ago at the age of five. She believes Indigenous people should control how their stories and likenesses are portrayed, and so has recently started the independent publishing company (Not) Too Far Removed Press. The mission of the press is to get Indigenous made stories into the hands and bookshelves of the people they represent. She is a member of the I-Collective, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.


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