Blaze Kwaymullina belongs to the Palyku and Nyamal peoples of the Pilbara in the North-West of Western Australia. He is an Assistant Professor at the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia. His research interests are in underlying processes in Indigenous knowledge systems. He also has research interests in the fields of history, criminology, law and literature. He is passionate about storytelling and the creative arts and is a painter and children’s author.