Rising Up Conference Keynote: Maria Campbell

March 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
224 University Centre, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
75A Chancellors Cir
MB R3T 2N2
Laura Forsythe

Maria Campbell is a writer, playwright, filmmaker, and activist. She has worked as a volunteer with women and children in crisis for over 40 years and until ten years ago she had a volunteer Safe House for children and youth. She is the National Advisor for Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS).

She has published six books, her first book, Halfbreed was published in 1973 and is being re-released again this November. A new book, Keetsahnak, Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters, co-edited with Kim Anderson and Christi Belcourt, was published last spring and is available in all bookstores. Maria is currently working on a new book on the history of violence based on the research she did during her three year Trudeau Fellowship with the University of Ottawa. She is also finishing a new play titled The Inquiry.

Maria is the Elder in Residence at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research, Athabasca University and the Cultural Advisor for the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and for The Gwenna Moss Teaching Centre, University of Saskatchewan. She has received numerous awards and honors among them a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, A Trudeau Fellowship, a Stanley Knowles Scholarship; she is an Officer of the Order of Canada. She is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.