Eli Baxter is an Ojibway author and educator from Marten Falls First Nation in northern Ontario. He is a survivor of Shingwauk and Pelican Lake residential schools. Eli lives and works in London, Ontario.
Under the peatland and permafrost of northern Ontario lies some $60–$120 billion worth of copper, nickel, and chromite. The Ontario government is hell-bent on passing the Far North Act and mining the so-called Ring of Fire, but the Anishinaabayg have a sacred responsibility to protect the land, and with it, their language.