PWN International Literary Award Recipient
- First Lady Nation - Volume III
- Her Name Was Irene (Mishiike)
- Her Name was Emily (Ischee)
- Her Name was Susan (Ogi Cha Dah Quay)
Areas of Expertise:
- Instructor in First Nations History, First Nations Medicine Wheel and English 12 taught from the Medicine Wheel
Seminars or Keynote Topics:
- First Nation History
- First Nation Medicine Wheel
- Soul Ages
- Strength of Woman
- Values in Storytelling
Judy GoodSky-Lyle was born Susan Baptiste in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and is of the Ojiway/Cree Nation. At the age of 3 she was adopted into the Cecilia and Wes Lyle family in the farming community of Oxdrift, Ontario. Her natural parents were Fred Baptiste and Emily Wesley.
Judy is the mother of four children and grandmother of four grandchildren. Now retired, she spends her time writing, teaching part-time at the Okanagan College, and of course golfing. Each year she flies to Mexico City and writes in the noise of the city, but spends weekends touring parts of the country. Living in the Okanagan Valley, she is the President of the Okanagan Metis and Aboriginal Housing Society, as well as a member of the First Nations Seniors Society.
Her hobbies and fun times include reading, writing, walking, golfing and spending time with family and friends. The important part of her life now is being a support person for her grandchildren/children and friends.