JULY 2, 1950

SALISH LEE MARACLE BORN–FEMINIST POET & AUTHOR, MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, of Métis & Salish parents, her works focus on Indigenous identity for women amidst North American feminism.  Writings include: Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel (1975, 1990); I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism (1988); Sojourner’s Truth (1990); Telling It: Women and Language Across Cultures (1990); Sundogs: A Novel (1992); Ravensong: A Novel (1993); Bent Box (2000); My Home as I Remember (2000); Daughters are Forever (2002); Will’s Garden (2002); First Wives Club: Coast Salish Style (2010); Talking to the Diaspora (2015); Memory Serves and Other Essays (2015); My Conversations with Canadians (2017); and Hope Matters (2019).  A Visiting Professor & Writer-in-Residence at several universities and Cultural Director, Indigenous Theatre School, in 2000, she received the J.T. Stewart Voices of Change & American Book Awards.  A Member of the Order of Canada (2018), she co-founded En’owkin International School of Writing, in Penticton, BC. 

Source:  Laura Neilson Bonikowsky, “Lee Maracle,” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2/26/2013.  Retrieved, 5/20/2020, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lee-maracle
Photo:  rmajzels, 3/27/2009.  Permissive Use.

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