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Neepin Auger

Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, she has been painting for over ten years, having studied art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and author of the award-winning children’s book Mwakwa--Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children (Heritage House, 2006). She is currently studying in the Department of Education and Schooling at Mount Royal University and is the mother of one daughter, Gracie, who she believes is her greatest masterpiece. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.