Kayla holds a Bachelor of Native Studies (2016) from the University of Alberta, and an MLIS (2018) from the University of Alberta. Kayla’s work specializes in Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous data sovereignty, and embedded librarianship with Indigenous communities. Currently she is the Indigenous Programs and Services librarian for the Xwi7xwa Library at UBC, and the Indigitization Program Manager, which is supported by the Irving K Barber Learning centre at UBC. Prior to UBC she was an Indigenous academic resident at the University of Alberta, working in Digital Initiatives. She also is a sessional instructor for SLIS at the University of Alberta, where she teaching LIS 598: Indigenous LIS in a Canadian Context. Finally, she is a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak: the Book Women Podcast, which is a podcast about Indigenous Storytelling.
Tanya Ball (she/her) is a Michif woman currently living in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) in Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Region 4. She is a PhD Student at the Faculty of Native Studies where she researches Michif experiences of death and dying and a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak: the Book Women Podcast, which is a podcast about Indigenous Storytelling.