About Joseph

Joseph is a member of the James Smith Cree Nation. In the early 2000’s he started writing as a catharsis—a routine of selfcare and mental wellness. In 2014, he was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts: Creation Grant for Aboriginal Peoples Writers and Storytellers. From there, he’s gone on to receive honorable mention in the Humber Literary Review and was shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Contest. In 2021 he signed with Tidewater Press.

In early 2022 he was published in the anthology, Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing, (Anvil Press.); attended Hollyhock’s Tapping The Stream: A Spring Writing Retreat; was one of five writers nominated for the 2022 Canada Trust Rising Star; he attended a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity, and published his first novel, My Indian Summer (Tidewater Press. 2022). He was a featured author at the Windsor Writers Festival.

Joseph lives and writes on the unceded and un-surrendered territory of the Tśooke Nation.