Native American Authors
Lee Maracle, 1950-
Lee Maracle was born in 1950 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After dropping out of school to join the hippie subculture and to work as a political activist, she attended Simon Fraser University. Besides being a professor at the University of Toronto, she has also been the Stanley Knowles Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies at the University of Waterloo.
She was one of the founders of the En’owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, BC (1981); a learning institute with an Indigenous Fine Arts Program and an Okanagon Language Program.
In 2001, Maracle was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of Canadian Culture at Western Washington University to engage in activities focused on promoting Canadian culture and awareness.
She is a member of the Red Power Movement and Liberation Support Movement. Maracle has been the Traditional Cultural Director of The Centre for Indigenous Theatre and has worked as an instructor of dramatic composition and theatrical representation. Maracle’s works reflect her antipathy toward racism, sexism, and white cultural domination.
Books by Lee Maracle:
Maracle, Lee. Bent box
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 2000.
Maracle, Lee. Daughters are Forever
Vancouver, BC : Raincoast Books, 2002.
Maracle, Lee. I am woman : a native perspective on sociology and feminism
Vancouver, B.C. : Press Gang Publishers, 1996.
Maracle, Lee. Ravensong
Vancouver, B.C : Press Gang Publishers, 1995.
Audience: All Ages
Maracle, Lee. Sojourner’s Truth.
Vancouver : Press Gang , 1990.
Genre: Short Stories
Maracle, Lee. Sundogs : a novel
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 1992.
Maracle, Lee. Will’s Garden
Pentictan, BC : Theytus Books, 2002.
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