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Suzanne Keeptwo

Suzanne Keeptwo

Suzanne Keeptwo, of Métis (Algonquin) & Irish descent, is a multi-faceted creative artist. From theatre artist, to teacher of Native Studies, to writer, editor, consultant and facilitator, Suzanne is a passionate advocate for indigenous rights & cultural awareness. Her area of expertise is in bridging gaps of understanding between indigenous and non- indigenous Canadians - a role that included working as the Cultural Advisor for the all-Aboriginal interpretation of the National Arts Centre’s production of King Lear (2012).

Suzanne currently holds the position of Aboriginal Program Officer in Writing & Publishing at the Canada Council for the Arts. She also continues her work as a theatre activist and developed an experiential learning piece entitled Validating 500 Years of First Nation History, soon to be “experienced” at the Talking Stick Festival of Aboriginal Arts (Vancouver) and other educational and artistic venues across the country.

Writers Festival Appearances