Margaret Cromarty, an accomplished writer, eco tourism guide, speaker and poet, has lived on the land most of her life, growing up on Fort George Island where there was no electricity or running water, and later moving to Chisasibi in 1981.
Her three books are Indian Legends and Poems; James Bay Memoirs, A Cree Woman’s Ode to her Homeland and Cree Poems and Stories.
Her most favorite poem she’s ever written is titled “Trees.” It was selected in a nationwide search to appear in a book along with other well-known Native poets from across Canada. By her estimate, there are at least 5,000 copies of her books circulating around the world.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has achieved a high level of success over his or her lifetime.