Louise Halfe

International Fellow Louise Bernice Halfe, also known as Skydancer, was born in Two Hill, Alberta, raised on the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise earned her bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina, and a certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling from Nechi Institute. Her first book of poetry, Bear Bones & Feathers, was shortlisted for the Spirit of Saskatchewan Award and the Gerald Lambert Award. In 1996 the book won the Milton Acorn Award. Louise’s work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines, notably the Saskatchewan NeWest Review. Sky Dancer has traveled extensively across Canada and abroad doing readings and presentations of her work. Her second book, Blue Marrow, is a mixture of prose, poetry and journal writing from voices of the past.