Keynote Speaker 2016

Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is an award winning playwright, novelist, journalist and filmmaker. Born and raised on the Curve Lake First Nation, he has done practically everything from performing stand up comedy at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.  He is the proud author of 29 books, the most recent being TAKE US TO YOUR CHIEF AND OTHER STORIES, a collection of Native themed science fiction short stories published by Douglas & McIntyre.

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