University of British Columbia
Margo Tamez (Kónitsąąíí Cúelcahén Ndé/Big Water and Tall Grass Peoples), MFA, PhD, is an enrolled citizen of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas and an Assistant Professor in the Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, (Okanagan Unceded Territory) Canada.
She is the author of Naked Wanting (2003) and Raven Eye (2007) nominated by the University of Arizona Press for the Pulitzer Prize and the Winner of the Cather Award in Poetry. Her interests are Indigenous poetics, community, identity, women, kinship, oral history, narrative memory, epistemology, genocide, Indigenous rights embodiment and resistance. She is currently working on a historical monograph on Lipan Apache women’s land-based struggles from 1524 to the resistance of the border wall construction, and on a book of poems relating the Lipan Apache narrative memory of genocides.