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Vera Wabegijig

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.

Books by Vera Wabegijig