Brandon University is delighted to announce the third bi-annual OGAMAS Aboriginal Literary Festival to take place at Brandon University on the weekend of November 24-26, 2011.
Admission to all events at the Festival, except the Social and Gala Reading on Saturday evening, will be free. Free refreshments will be served at all coffee breaks and evening receptions. (Admission to the Social and Gala Reading will be $10 at the door or in advance at Campus Books).
Brandon University is a small liberal arts university in Southwestern Manitoba. We have strong Aboriginal programs in Native Studies, Aboriginal Visual Arts, Education, and Counselling. A third of our student population is Aboriginal. We are proud to be the home of Canada’s premiere national Aboriginal Literary Festival.
Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival
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Robert Arthur Alexie
He remembered once, a long time ago, his father and him had
looked at the northern lights dancing across the sky. "That's the Old
People," his father had said.
"Who are they?" he'd asked in the language. He'd spoken the
"They live up in the mountains."
"What do they do?"
"They look after us."
"They are our People, the People who have gone on before us."
"What are they doing?"
His father looked up and smiled. "They're dancing, and those
are their fires."