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Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, editor, writer, and PhD student in art history at McGill University. They currently hold the position of editor-at-large for Canadian Art. Nixon has previously edited mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism, and literature journal. Their writing has appeared in The Walrus, The Malahat ReviewRoom, and Teen Vogue. Nixon’s memoir and first published book, nîtisânak, was published in 2018. Born and raised in the prairies, they currently live in Tio’tia:ke/Mooniyaang — unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territories (Montreal, Quebec).

Award History

Jury Citation

“The writing of Lindsay Nixon is a triumph of decolonial and non-normative storytelling. They assert an acute refusal of the reductive expectations of tragic Indigeneity and white-centred hegemonic queerness, calling upon more rigorous, nuanced, and wholehearted aesthetics and knowledge bases. Nixon is a new, vital voice for queercore culture, ancestral and chosen family inheritances, sex and kink positivity, and Cree and prairie wisdom. Their transformative memoir, nîtisânak, uplifts non-linear narration, poetic prose, and intertextual dialogue and will surely be discussed and beloved for many, many years to come.”

—2019 Dayne Ogilvie Prize jury (Amber Dawn and Kai Cheng Thom)