Vera Manuel devoted her life to encouraging others to free ourselves through the use of our personal voices. Telling the truth is disarming, speaking your truth is a generous and healing gift.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gratitude: Honouring the Strength of Indian Women

Thank you to all who came out for the launch of Honouring the Strength of Indian Women at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations House of Learning aka the Longhouse at UBC.  The gathering was a part of Congress, an ILSA gathering, and part of the Indigenous Voices Awards mentorship day. I saw some of Vera's dearest friends alongside emerging and established Indigenous writers, fans, and scholars from across the land. 

Thank you to my wise and loving co-editors, Emalene, Michelle, and Deanna, and to Warren and Glenn and all the collaborators at University of Manitoba Press/First Voices, First Texts for your support in bringing this project full circle.

If you'd like to order the book online check out Strong Nations, a BC-based, Indigenous owned and operated book distributor.

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