Julie Pellissier-Lush is an actress, and bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother, and Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island. She is the Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 medal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home.
Julie is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in
Psychology and Human Resource Management. She works as a Knowledge Keeper for L'nuey, the
Epekwitk Mi'kmaq-rights initiative and the Board of Director for the Native Council of PEI.
She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future
generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play Mi’kmaq Legends which has been performed on many
different stages in the Atlantic region.
Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter Miah.