Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabekwe interdisciplinary artist and writer hailing from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is a NSCAD University alumna and received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design at OCAD University where she focused her studies on reconciliation and its relationship to monument and public art. Her written, gallery and public works explore histories of the colonial/First Nations landscape, Indigenous erasure and issues of representation and cultural appropriation. She’s been the recipient of several awards including an “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture” award through the International Sculpture Centre and a Premier’s Award through Ontario Colleges. Aylan currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.