Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning author and speaker.
Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning author of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent. (Centric Photography)

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage — Cree, Lakota and Scottish — author who often writes and speaks about the resilience of Indigenous communities in Canada. Her book Speaking Our Truth seeks to inform young Canadians of the legacy of the residential school system in Canada and the impact it continues to have on Survivors and their families.

Speaking Our Truth was a finalist for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.       

Books by Monique Gray Smith


Monique Gray Smith on her book "Speaking Our Truth," which she wrote to help young people understand the impact of residential schools.
The author of Speaking our Truth shares her hopes for the book, which serves as a young reader's companion in the work of reconciliation.
Author Monique Gray Smith speaks about a young reader who left a unique impression on her.