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Date of Birth: 1942
Heather Robertson was a Canadian journalist, novelist and non-fiction writer. She published her first book, Reservations are of Indians, in 1970, and her latest book, Walking into Wilderness, in 2010. She was a founding member of the Writers' Union of Canada and the Professional Writers Association of Canada, and launched the Robertson v. Thomson Corp. class action suit regarding freelancers' retention of electronic rights to their work.
Robertson attended the University of Manitoba after graduating from Kelvin High School in 1959. There, she completed an Honours BA in English, and later went on to complete a Master's degree at Columbia University. She began her journalism career at the Winnipeg Free Press, then moved to the Winnipeg Tribune. In the late 1960s, she received a grant to study native people. THis research provided much of the material for her first book. She published four books in the 1970s, including Grass Roots, which profiles four modern prairie towns and the difficulties faced by famers in Western Canada.