Julie Pellissier-Lush, actress, and bestselling author of ‘My Mi’kmaq Mother’, was born in Summerside, PEI in 1970. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg Manitoba before coming home. 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 four years on many different stages in the Atlantic region. Last summer Mi’kmaq Legends was showcased down at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront, and we performed over 100 shows there. This year, Mi’kmaq Legends is traveling, coming all the way to Toronto, Ontario. It is her hope that this play will someday travel all over Canada and beyond so more people have the opportunity to learn about the rich Mi’kmaq history! Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her Granddaughter Miah.