Vera Manuel

Language: Secwepemctsín

Vera Manuel is from the Secwepemc and Ktunaxa A First Nations and grew up on the Neskonlith reserve in interior BC. Currently living in Vancouver, Vera is a writer, poet and playwright who has toured and performed her work for the past 20 years. She is also a founding member of Storyteller Productions Aboriginal Theater Company. In 2006, she was honoured with a World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the spring of 2008, Vera received an Aboriginal Arts Development Award to help fund the production of her spoken-word CD, entitled “When I First Came to Know Myself.”

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