Nicole Tanguay is of Cree and French decent, from the Sturgeon clan and two-spirited.
She has been working in social services for over ten years but is also a poet, playwright, musician, and activist.
A recipient of a national scholarship award from the University of Toronto in 2000, she has completed her undergraduate degree in English and Aboriginal Studies. As a playwright, Ms. Tanguay has had her play “Hand to Hand” workshopped at Weesageechak Begins to Dance XIII. She hopes eventually it will be produced as a full-fledged play. While trying to complete her first book manuscript of poetry, she has had her works published in a number of Canadian and U.S. anthologies, including
“Yellow Medicine Review” Edited by guest editor Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran,
“Whose Streets – The Tronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protesters” – Edited by Tom Malleson and David Wachsmuth, “Sweet Grass Grows All Around Her”Anthology, Edited by: Beth Brant, Sandra Laronde, “Mukwa Geezis”
A reasource Guide to Aboriginal Literature in Canada
Published by: Wabanoong Multimedia Publications, ANDPVA to name a few.
She is also part of the Library Series readings at University of Toronto Press and has read her work with Simon Ortez, and Maria Campbell, as well as Lee Maracle.