Warren Cariou is a writer, photographer and professor based in Winnipeg. His work focuses on the environmental philosophies and oral traditions of Indigenous peoples in western Canada, especially as these relate to his Métis heritage. He has published works of memoir, fiction, poetry and film, and his bitumen photographs have been exhibited and published nationally. He has also edited numerous books of Indigenous literature and storytelling. He teaches in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media at the University of Manitoba.