Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Darrel J. McLeod

Darrel J. McLeod
Photo by Ilja Herb

Darrel J. McLeod is Cree from treaty eight territory in Northern Alberta. Before pursuing writing in his retirement, he was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French literature and Education from the University of British Columbia. Darrel lives, writes, and

plays jazz guitar in Sooke B.C.

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