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

"My travel receipts & gratitude! Thanks you for inviting me. I had a wonderful time & reconnected with many old friends & acquaintances."
--Eden Robinson

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.

Gregory Scofield

      âstam ôta nîcimos
      ôtantayân, ôtantâyan:
come here my sweetheart
I am here, I am here
      kâya mâto nîcimos
      kinîtohtan, kinîtôhtan:
don’t cry my sweetheart
I hear you , I hear you
      kakwêyahok nîcimos
      ninêstosin, ninêstosin:
hurry my sweetheart
I am tired, I am tired
      pekîwêyan nîcimos
      nî-mâtoyan, nî-mâtayân:
come home my sweetheart
I am crying, I am crying

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)