Julie Pellissier-Lush, M.S.M, is an actress, the bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother, Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island, Epekwitk Mi’kmaq Poetry, and Amazing L’nu’k, past Poet Laureate for PEI, and recipient of two Queen’s Jubilee medals, in 2013 and 2023, the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017, and the Senators 150 medal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent several years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home. Julie graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in Psychology and Human Resource Management. She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play Mi’kmaq Legends, which has been performed on many different stages in the Atlantic region. It is her hope that this play will someday travel across Canada and beyond so more people can learn about the rich Mi’kmaw history! Julie lives in PEI with her husband, Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter, Miah.