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Columpa Bobb

Columpa Bobb is an award-winning arts practitioner. For over twenty-five years, she has worked as a playwright, director, producer, photographer, poet and teacher, and has performed her original monologues and one-person shows across Canada. A Jessie Award winner, and two-time Dora Award nominee, Columpa is most recognized for the role of Mary Cook on the CBC Television show North of 60 and guest roles on the series The Rez. A member of the Sto:lo Nation's Seabird Island band, she's the great-granddaughter of Chief Dan George and the daughter of award-winning writer and academic Lee Maracle. Columpa has taught at numerous universities and high schools around the world and is a co-founder of an Indigenous Arts Training and Mentorship Program. She currently lives in Vancouver.

Hope Matters
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Hope Matters, written by multiple award-winner Lee Maracle, in collaboration with her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, focuses on the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation.

Maracle states that the book, "is also about the journey of myself and my two daughters." During their youth, Bobb and Carter wrote poetry with their mother, and eventually they all decided that one day they would write a book together. This book is the result of that dream. Written collaboratively by all three women, the poems in Hope Matters blend their voices together into a shared song of hope and reconciliation.

Educator Information
Recommended in the Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools 2019-2020 resource list as being useful for grades 10 to 12 in the areas of Creative Writing, English Language Arts, Media Studies, and Social Studies.

This poetry contains some mature language/subject matter.

Additional Information
104 pages | 5.25" x 8.00"

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Authentic Indigenous Text