Shandra Spears Bombay

Shandra Spears Bombay (Anishinaabe) is a member of Rainy River First Nations/Manitou Rapids, raised in Chatham, Ontario. Shandra’s stage credits include The Rez Sisters and Berlin Blues with Magnus Theatre, Biidaasige Kwe and Please Do Not Touch The Indians with Debajehmujig Theatre Group, and projects with Native Earth Performing Arts, Aluna Theatre and Studio 180. She is eagerly awaiting the upcoming premier of My Sister’s Rage by Yolanda Bonnell, and continuing her work on her one-woman show, If This Is The End. That work has been supported by Aluna’s Caminos Festival, the SummerWorks Lab and Weesageechak 29, the Blyth Festival Theatre, and the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program. Shandra’s poetry and essays have been published in anthologies such as Outsiders Within, Strong Women Stories, and the Atlantis Women’s Studies Journal. Ganawenjigaazo is an exploration of the sounds, objects, memories and sensations of being a little Anishinaabe child during the Sixties Scoop. Peeking through the narratives of genocide and trauma, what delights and discomforts might we find? Shandra gratefully acknowledges the honour of being part of this amazing anniversary.