We regret to announce the cancellation of the 3rd biennial OGAMAS Brandon Aboriginal Literacy Festival which was scheduled to take place at Brandon University on November 24 - 26, 2011.

We hope to remount the festival in 2012, and will be posting updates here on our website when they become available.

Thanks so much for your interest and support, and apologies for any inconveniences and disappointments.


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.

Comments from the inaugural Festival in 2007

"Thank you so much for hosting us at the Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival. I have returned home with a full heart and a full spirit. Mahsi cho! Thank you, as well, for your forethought of providing us with healthy meals and fantastic opportunities to visit and share. As well, and most importantly, you surrounded us with volunteers who were friendly and generous with their time. My only regret about our gathering is that the readings and panel sessions were not videotaped. How I wish APTN would have come out and videoed the proceedings! Let us all work together to meet again in two years. Please stay in touch! Take care and all the best,"
--Richard Van Camp

Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival

Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival 2011 Poster
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Click here to download the 2011 Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival promotional poster.

Joanne Arnott

Am strokes the tiny perfect long brown fingers of her bellychild. She ripples inside and feels again the head, the body travelling out. A long slow journey of forever. Thank you for sharing this. Thank you for coming Thank you for parting my hair, for finding your way through the forest, fruit of my plowed fields and tender moments.

For more information contact:

Joanne Villeneuve, BU Communications Officer
(204) 727-9762 (tel) (204) 728-7340 (fax)

Brandon University Faculty of Arts Office
(204) 727-9790 (tel) (204) 726-0473 (fax)