Tanya Harnett is a member of the Carry-the-Kettle First Nation in Saskatchewan. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, jointly appointed to the Department of Art and Design and in the Faculty of Native Studies. Harnett has exhibited in Canada and internationally, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2015. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal by Lt. Governor General of Alberta. Harnett works in various media including photography, drawing, printmaking and fiber. Her practice engages in notions about history, identity place, politics as well as Indigenous spirituality.