Michelle Good worked for Indigenous organizations for 25 years and as a lawyer advocated for residential school survivors for over 14 years. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at the University of British Columbia while still practicing law and managing a law firm. Her poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017. Five Little Indians is her first novel.
A lawyer explains how her work informed the writing of her book and why many Indigenous people still feel the impact of the Canadian school system to this day.