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Nicola Campbell

Dr. Nicola Campbell

Assistant Professor

Indigenous Studies

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A1421

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Nicola Campbell is Nłeʔkepmx, Syilx (Interior Salish) and Métis from the Nicola Valley, British Columbia. She lives in Stò:lō Témexw and is new faculty at UFV. Author of Shi-shi-etko, Shin-chi’s Canoe, Grandpa’s Girls and, A Day with Yayah, her stories weave cultural and land-based teachings that focus on truth, love, respect, endurance and reciprocity.

Stand Like a Cedar, released February 2021 by Highwater Press. Stó:lō artist, Carrielynn Victor’s breathtaking illustrations, Stand Like a Cedar inspire a celebration of Indigenous ways of being. Reaching back through the generations, it carries forward important teachings while also remembering sacred responsibilities and interconnectedness to the land.

Spíləx̣m: A Weaving of Recovery, Resilience and Resurgence, is a deeply-moving storybasket of memories that is rooted within the British Columbia landscape. With an almost tactile representation of being on the land and water, Spíləx̣m explores resilience, reconnection, and narrative memory through stories. Published by Highwater Press.

Nicola writes adult and children’s free-verse poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Campbell is a finalist for numerous children’s literary awards including the 2009 TD Canadian Children’s literature award. Her Ph.D. dissertation research through UBC Okanagan, draws upon Indigenous scholarship with a focus on contemporary and traditional Indigenous literary and storytelling practices. Nicola writes adult and children’s free-verse poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose.


  • PhD., UBC Okanagan 

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