Warren Cariou


Warren Cariou is a Winnipeg-based writer, filmmaker, photographer, and academic whose work explores themes of community, environment, orality and belonging in the Canadian west, with particular focus on the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

His books The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs and Lake of the Prairies: A Story of Belonging have won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction and the Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography.

Warren is a member of the Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwuk collaborative storytelling and writing project, involving Rocky Cree Communities in Manitoba, as well as a researcher with the Wa Ni Ska Tan Hydro Alliance, an interdisciplinary research team studying the effects of hydroelectric development on Indigenous communities. Warren directs the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba, where he also teaches in the Department of English, Theatre, Film and Media.