Elinor Atkins

Elinor Atkins (Miməwqθelət, “the first bird to sing in the morning”) is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation and a Nɬeʔkepmx artist. Her works draw from the traditional teachings of the Coastal and Interior Salish culture and a deep connection to the land and water. She creates in different mediums including illustration, painting, printmaking, wood carving and public art installation. She illustrated The Girl Who Loved the Birds and A Magical Sturgeon; the latter was longlisted for the 2023 First Nations Communities READ Award.