Garry Gottfriedson

b. 1954
Poet, teacher, and rancher Garry Gottfriedson is a member of the Secwepemc First Nation. Born into a renowned rodeo and ranching family in Kamloops, British Columbia, Gottfriedson earned an MA in education from Simon Fraser University; he  also studied creative writing at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
 
His works include 100 Years of Contact (1990); In Honor of Our Grandmothers: Imprints of Cultural Survival (1994); Glass Tepee (2002), which was nominated for a First People’s Publishing Award; and Whiskey Bullets (2006), a collection of cowboy and Indian heritage poems and a finalist for the Anskohk Aboriginal Award. He is also the author of the children’s book Painted Pony (2005).
 
He currently teaches at the Chief Atahm School and is a self-employed rancher.


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Poems By GARRY GOTTFRIEDSON

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POET’S REGION Canada

LIFE SPAN 1954–

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Poet, teacher, and rancher Garry Gottfriedson is a member of the Secwepemc First Nation. Born into a renowned rodeo and ranching family in Kamloops, British Columbia, Gottfriedson earned an MA in education from Simon Fraser University; he  also studied creative writing at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
 
His works include 100 Years of Contact (1990); In Honor of Our Grandmothers: Imprints of Cultural Survival (1994); . . .

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