Katherena Vermette is a Canadian author, who won the Governor General 's Award for English-language poetry in 2013 for her collection North End Love Songs. Vermette is of Metis descent and from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She ha a MFA student in creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
Her children 's picture book series The Seven Teachings Stories was published by Portage and Main Press in 2015. In addition to her own ublications, her work has also been reprinte in the literary anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water. She is a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective of Manitoba, and edited the anthology xxx ndn: love and lust in ndn country in 2011.
Vermette has described her writing as motivated by an activist spirit, particularly on First Nations issues. The title of her book refers to Winnipeg 's North End.
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