Maria Campbell (2959 words)


“Whether you’re a storyteller, a painter…whatever you are, you’re a healer first.” (Maria Campbell, The Book of Jessica: A Theatrical Transformation)

Heralded by scholars and community members alike as “The Mother of Us All” (Lutz, “Lenore Keeshig-Tobias” 83), Maria Campbell is first and foremost a Métis community worker and has dedicated her life and work to serving, understanding, and healing her people and her culture. She was born in April 1940, 80 miles Northwest of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in a small road allowance community1 called Park Valley. After her mother’s death and father’s imprisonment when she was twelve, Campbell became primary caregiver to her …

Citation: Charlton, Adar. "Maria Campbell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 June 2013 [, accessed 20 October 2021.]

718 Maria Campbell 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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