Lisa Charleyboy

Lisa Charleyboy is a storyteller living in Vancouver, who has a background in fashion and a heart in all things Indigenous. She has written about everything from Native appropriations and pop-culture to politics, and has been named by Huffington Post as one of three Aboriginal Millennials to watch.

With over ten years as a published writer, she has written for publications such as The Guardian, CBC, THIS Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Job Postings, and SPIRIT Magazine

Lisa started reading at the young age of four when her mother discovered her reading to her neighbor. She clearly loves the written word and spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in books—she would even get in trouble for trying to bring her books to the dinner table! 

Her writing life began as a young adult when she decided to turn her love of magazines into a career. She began writing a fashion column at the Williams Lake Tribune before she went to York University to get her degree in Professional Writing.

Lisa enjoys every platform where she’s able to share stories from the heart. She is the founder of Urban Native Magazine, a Native lifestyle magazine geared toward inspiring Indigenous youth with positive success stories. She has also been the host of CBC Radio’s New Fire, which features stories about the Indigenous community.

Together with Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa has edited three anthologies for Annick Press: Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices (2014), Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City (2015), and most recently, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women (Fall 2017), which gives voice to Indigenous girls and women across North America.

Annick Press books
edited by Lisa Charleyboy