Louise Bernice Halfe was born in Two Hills, Alberta, and was raised on the Saddle Lake Reserve. Her Cree name is Sky Dancer. She was Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate for 2005-2006. Louise has a Bachelor of Social Work and received an Honorary Degree of Letters (Ph. D) from Wilfred Laurier University. Louise, a finalist for both the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Pat Lowther Award, has four book publications to her credit. Her latest is Burning in this Midnight Dream. She currently works with Elders in an organized called Opikinawasowin ("raising our children"). She lives outside of Saskatoon with her husband.