Biography Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, Neepin has been painting for over ten years. Neepin began studying art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and the author of the award-winning children’s book Mwakwa -- Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children (Heritage House, 2006). Following in the footsteps of her father, Neepin is now also the author and illustrator of three children's books, "Discovering Words", "Discovering Numbers" and “Discovering Animals” which have been published in English, French and Cree.
Neepin graduated from the Department of Education and Schooling at Mount Royal University in June 2015 and as of 2019 has completed her Masters Degeee in Education from the Werklund School of Education.
Neepin is also the proud mother of one daughter, Gracie, whom she believes is her greatest masterpiece.
“ I wanted to be a part of YW to give back to the urban Indigenous women of CALGARY. Also to engage in reconciliation by teaching all cultures about Indigenous culture and values.”