art resume

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Vera Wabegijig

Poetry & Essays – selected titles

Wild Rice Dreams. A collection of poetry. Bookland Press 2013, Toronto, ON.
Oh Canada. Matrix Magazine. Toronto, ON. Fall Release 2013.
coyote in the city. Yellow Medicine Review Fall 2012, Marshall, MN.
yes, you are and coyote jumps me at night when i do a yoga pose. xxx ndn – love and love in ndn country a collection of Aboriginal Erotica. Edited by Katherena Vermette. Aboriginal Writer’s Collective of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB. 2011.
Wild Rice Dreams. A newly created blog site featuring poetry, creative process, photography.
slang tongue twist. Foundation of English 9 Edited by Sue Harper and Anita Griffith. Harcourt Canada Ltd. Lethbridge, AB. 2005.
I crawl into earth. Surviving in the hour of darkness: the Health and Wellness of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women. University of Calgary Press. 2005.
sweatlodge in downtown toronto, big brown beautiful bannock stuffed Indians, slang tongue twist, creation story, chicken bone, wild, and storm. Breaking the Surface. Sono Niss Press. Victoria, BC. 2000.
A Path of Discovery, Another Reason to Write. Our Words, Our Revolutions: Di/Verse Voices of Black Women, First Nations, and Women of Colour in Canada. Edited by Sophie Harding. Inanna Publications and Education Inc. Toronto, ON. 2000.
An Anishnawbe Perspective on New World Order. Reclaiming the Future: Women’s Strategies for the 21st Century. Edited by Somer Brodribb. Gynergy Books. Charlottetown, PEI. 1999.
Warrior Women. Sweetgrass Grows All Around Her. Edited by Sandra Laronde. Native Women in the Arts. Toronto, ON. 1996.

Poetry Readings & Recordings

Canadian Spoken Word Festival. Invited poet and musician collaboration with Melody McKiver. Montreal, PQ. 2013.
Words & Music. Carleton University Art Gallery. Featured poet. Ottawa, ON. 2013
Red/Misko, Gallery Crawl @ Fall Down Gallery. Asinabka Indigenous Film & Video Festival. Ottawa, ON. 2013
First Women, First Voices. Featured poet. Ottawa, ON. 2012
Voices of Venus. Featured montly poet. Ottawa, ON. 2011
Fresh Tracks events, Ottawa, On. Summer Solstice Festival, June 2011
VerseFest, Ottawa, On. 2011
Uts’am/Witness. Vancouver, BC. 2004
Talking Stick Festival. Featured poet at Chapters. Vancouver, BC. 2004
Featured Poet. The New Canoe on the New VI. Victoria, BC 2001
Indigenous Love. Our Voice is Our Weapon and Our Bullets are the Truth. CD collection. Redwire. 2003
Redwire Events. 2000-2004

Film & Television

Dbaajaamowin/Ishkode – Fire Story. Director/Producer. A short documentary about the practical use and the teachings of Fire in the Anishnaabe home. 2014.
The Healing Blanket. Associate Producer. 4 part documentary series. 20 min each. DV. Co-producer. Directed by Loretta Todd. Eagle Eye Films. 2006
Our City, Our Voices: Follow the Eagle. Co-Director/Production Mentor. 11:00 Digital Video. Writer, Director. Producer. National Film Board of Canada.  2004. Screenings: Official Screening 2005 Vancouver, BC; Dawson City Film Festival 2005. Award: Audience Favourite.
Granny Braids 2:49 min. Writer/Director/Producer. Digital Video 2003. Writer, Director. A visual love poem. Independent. Screenings: ImageNation 6th Annual Film and Video Festival, Vancouver, BC. 2004; ImagineNative 4th Annual Film and Video Festival, Toronto, BC, 2003.
The Mole On My Ass is Named Winona 8:30 Writer/Director/Producer. Digital Video 2001. Writer, Director. Short Drama. Screenings: ImageNation 4th Annual Film and Video Festival, Vancouver, BC 2001.
Art Zone Television Series 2004. Co-Writer/1st Assistant Director. Directed by Dana Claxton. Children’s Series. Aired on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network 2005.
Bonehead. 66 min. BetaCam. Co-Writer/Co-Director/Co-Producer. SAW Video Co-op and Youth Services Bureau. 1995.

Awards & Grants

Aboriginal Voices, SAW Video Co-op (2011)
Arts Award, City of Ottawa (2011)
Writer’s Reserve, Ontario Arts Council (2011)
Aboriginal Writer’s Residency Grant, Canada Council for the Arts and Banff Centre for the Arts (2010)
Arts Scholarship, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (2001)
Junior Scholarship, BC Arts Council (1999)
Scholarship, First Citizen’s Fund (1999)
Emerging Writers Grant, Canada Council for the Arts (1998)
Arts Development Award, First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (1997)
Louis Armstrong Literary Award (1997)


20 thoughts on “art resume

  1. Vera, I have alway’s enjoyed Your writing,& think of you as a very special “Story Teller”keeping our family history going on forever.Whoever made you feel You couldn’t write was very ignorant & probably just envios. Keep up the good work. The family is behind you.

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  2. Vera is one of the most amazing women I have had a pleasure to become friends with… I will always be there for you no matter what! Your heart glows and beams where ever you go, you have always brought many tears to my eyes due to laughter! I l can honestly say, you are infinite!

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  3. So excited that you’re started here and putting your work out into the world. I can testify that you *and* your work are fabulous! Your words from ages ago still sing in my heart to this day.

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    • thanks so much for your support louis. i know i can’t sit on this poetry… it’s like burning a hole in my pants… eyyy!! i am very happy to share my poetry with you brother. take care and maybe see you soon?? that would be ideal. xoxo


  4. Thank you for sharing your gifts and your light with the world, Vera! Vera is my Grandmothers name 😉 Also, thank you for connecting and following my blog– I will be sure to follow yours. Your poetry is beautiful!


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    • vera is a great name. i’ve only met other vera’s who are older than me. and funny enough, vera – veritas means truth. and that’s what i try to do or should i try to write truthfully and from the heart. thanks christian for your support and kind words. meegwetch.


  5. I can attest that:
    1. Vera is amazing and talented.
    2. Storm and Grace are totally amazing.
    3. I look forward to seeing your works shared.

    Kevin Lee Burton.

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