Keith Barker is a Métis artist from Northwestern Ontario. A graduate of the George Brown Theatre School, he has worked professionally as an actor, playwright, and director for the past sixteen years. He is a recipient of the SATAward for Excellence in Playwriting, and the Yukon Arts Audience Award for Best Art for Social Change for his play The Hours that Remain. He has served as a theatre program officer at the Canada Council for the Arts, and is currently the artistic director of Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto. His latest book is This is How we Got Here with Playwrights Canada Press, which is a finalist on the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards.