Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Garry Gottfreidson

A member of the Secwepemc First Nation, Gottfriedson was born, raised, and lives in Kamloops, British Columbia. He is a self-employed rancher with a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. His published works include In Honor of Our Grandmothers: Imprints of Cultural Survival (Theytus Books, 1994), 100 Years of Contact (Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1990), Glass Tepee (Thistledown Press, 2002), nominated for First People's Publishing Award 2004, and Painted Pony (Partners in Publishing, 2005), his first children’s story. He has read from his work across North America and Europe, and recently, in Taiwan.

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