About

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Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, editor, writer, SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient and McGill Art History PhD student. Nixon won the prestigious 2019 Dayne Ogilive Prize and has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, an Indigenous Voices Literary Award and several National Magazine Awards. Namely, Nixon was nominated as the lead editor for the summer 2017 issue of Canadian Art in the “Best Editorial Package” category—an issue on the theme of “Kinship.” In 2019, Nixon won a digital publishing award under the “Best Editorial Package” category—alongside several other formidable writers and editors who contributed to a digital issue of The Walrus on the theme of “Sex Ed”—for their article “#MeToo and the Secrets Indigenous Women Keep.” They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art and previously edited mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent Indigenous art, art criticism and literature journal. Their writing has appeared in Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, Mice, esse, The Inuit Art Quarterly, Teen Vogue and other publications. Nixon’s first book nîtisânak is out now through Metonymy Press. Born and raised in the prairies, they currently live in Tio’tia:ke/Mooniyaang—unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe territories (Montreal, QC).

Recent Academic Lectures

Invited lecturer, Yale University, “On Bodies: Indigenous (new) Feminist Art and its Aunties,” Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art History (2018)

Invited lecturer, “The Prairie Wind is Gay Af: nîtisânak,” Vanier College English Symposium, Montreal (2018)

Invited lecturer, “The Prairie Wind is Gay Af: nîtisânak,” University of Manitoba Native Studies Colloquium, Winnipeg (2018)

Recent Lectureships

INDG 401 (Decolonizing Indigenous Nations) Indigenous Studies Program, Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University (2018)

Selected Academic Publications

For a selection of Nixon’s academic publications please visit their Academia.edu profile

Selected Publicity

“‘Colonial patriarchal masculinity’ keeps #MeToo stories inside Indigenous communities,” CBC

5 Books to check out from our Close Up on Gender series,” CBC

The Indigenous renaissance was truly here in 2018—and it’s not going anywhere,” CBC

The Best Queer Books of 2018,” Book Riot

50 of the Best LGBT Books of 2018,” Autostraddle

The Value of Art Criticism” (for “Who Benefits from the Indigenous Art Biennial”), Hyperallergic

Billy-Ray Belcourt’s favourite Canadian book of 2018: nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon,” CBC

2018 Best Books of the Year,” Writer’s Trust of Canada

Moving reconciliation beyond the buzzwords,” The Manitoban

The 10 best events at literary festival Naked Heart 2018,” NowToronto

25 works of creative nonfiction to watch for this fall,” CBC

Meet Indigenous authors and poets at Toronto’s 2018 Word on the Street,” CBC

Interview, This Magazine

Decolonial love: These Indigenous artists are taking back the self-love that colonialism stole,” CBC

#WOTSTalks InterviewWord on the Street Blog