Nicholas DeShaw

Pronouns: He/Him
Tribal Affiliation: Bois Forte Ojibwe


Nicholas DeShaw is an author from Minnesota who has written fiction for all ages from sci-fi to horror to picture books including an upcoming children’s book to be released through Nancy Paulsen Press. Nicholas DeShaw has been published on A Tribe Called Geek covering all things Indigenerd as well as Lacrosse All Stars where he has written several pieces on Indigenous lacrosse. He is greatly inspired by his Ojibwe culture from which he draws much of his source material.

DeShaw strives to be a Native voice in fiction and hopes to see many Native authors creating content for all ages. DeShaw is an active member of the community where he works as an elementary PE teacher and advocate for Indian Education in Inver Grove Heights and South St Paul. DeShaw helps to promote Native American games, especially traditional lacrosse. He is a proud husband and father, above all else, his first passion is his family.