Darrel J. McLeod
Darrel J. McLeod is the author of Peyakow and Mamaskatch, which received the Govenor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. He is Cree from Treaty Eight territory in Northern Alberta. Before deciding to pursue writing in his retirement, McLeod was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French literature and education from the University of British Columbia. McLeod lives in Sooke, British Columbia.
Peyakow (Cree for “he or she travels alone”) is a love song of gratitude to Mother Earth and an Ode to the Indigenous peoples of Canada.” –The Toronto Star