Julie Pellissier-Lush is an actress and bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother, is Poet Laureate for PEI. 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 in 2010 and they have been performed for the last 8 years on many different stages in the Atlantic region. She lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her Granddaughter Miah.