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Wild Rice Dreams

Canadian Aboriginal Voices

by (author) Vera Wabegijig

Bookland Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
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“Wild Rice Dreams” is a collection of Aboriginal poetry that delves into the human experience from an Anishinaabe perspective. The book captures sensible cultural and emotional challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion. The poems explore how intricate relationships between people, dreams and memories play an integral role in the complex life of being an Anishinaabe.

About the author

Vera Wabegijig is an Aboriginal poet and artist from the Mississauga First Nation and Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve. Her nomadic learning style has brought her across this land to foster growth as a contemporary storyteller at the Enowkin Centre, University of Victoria and Banff Centre for the Arts. Vera has performed her poetry at many literary events in Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, and Penticton. Besides writing, Vera is also an emerging media artist. Her visual poems and other works have been screened at ImageNations Film and Video Festival, ImagineNative Film Festival, and Dawson City Film Festival. Vera has been honoured to receive the Louis Armstrong Literary Award and many grants and scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, BC Arts Council, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, City of Ottawa, and First Peoples Cultural Foundation. She currently lives in Nepean, Ontario.

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