Published on February 23, 2013 by Amy
Daniel Heath Justice is a U.S.-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation and an associate professor of First Nations studies. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (2006) (University of Minnesota Press) His Indigenous fantasy trilogy, The Way of Thorn & Thunder–Kynship (2005), Wyrwood (2006), and Dreyd (2007) was published by Kegedonce Press.
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As of 2012, he is Chair of the First Nations Studies Program and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He has also taught Aboriginal literatures and other English courses at the University of Toronto.
Justice’s critical work has often centered around themes of identity, authenticity and decolonisation: this has led to his being associated with literary nationalists such as Craig Womack and Jace Weaver. His work is known for accessible and enjoyable prose that discusses difficult issues in an approachable manner.