Joshua Whitehead is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) and an important writer, thinker and scholar. He is currently a PhD candidate and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary where he studies Indigenous literatures and cultures with a focus on gender and sexuality. His debut collection of poetry, full-metal indigiqueer, was shortlisted for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry and the Most Significant Work of Poetry in English at the Indigenous Voices Awards. Whitehead’s debut novel, Jonny Appleseed, was longlisted for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and the 2021 Canada Reads competition. His newest work is a book of nonfiction titled Making Love With the Land where he explores indigeneity, queerness, and the relationships between body, language and land.