Paula Gunn Allen was the author of many books, including the landmark title, The Sacred Hoop. An American of Laguna Pueblo/Metis descent, she is credited as the founder of the field of Native American literary studies.
Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ, (Onondaga, Eel Clan) is a writer and visual artist, who was born and raised at the Tuscarora Nation. He is a Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Gansworth's work is a commentary on the oral tradition existing within Haudenosaunee culture and its fluid nature.
Cynthia Leitich Smith is best known as an award-winning, bestselling author of fantastical and realistic fiction for young readers. She is based in Austin, Texas, and a citizen of Muscogee Nation /ma(:)skó:k-î/.
Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage — Cree, Lakota and Scottish — award-winning, best-selling author who often writes and speaks about the resilience of Indigenous communities in Canada.