The Creative CV

EDUCATION

PhD English, UofS, Saskatoon, SK
Fall 2013 – onwards
Supervisor: Dr. Kristina Bidwell
Currently a fourth year in my PhD program, focusing on Family Stories and Kinship within my home reserve of English River First Nation.

MFA Creative Writing, UBC, Vancouver, BC
2008-2012
Supervisor: Keith Millard and Richard Van Camp
Thesis: a 190-page YA novel focusing on traditional Dene legend of shape shifting, using First Nation language and oral traditions. Minored in Poetry.

BA Honours, UofS, Saskatoon, SK
2004-2007
English Major, specializing in Aboriginal literature and 20th Century Poetry and Prose. Minor in Native Studies.

Creative Writing Diploma, St. Peter’s College, Muenster, SK
2002-2004
Two year Creative Writing Diploma in its’ inaugural year.

 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Photographer/Owner, sweetmoon photography, Saskatoon, SK – WWW.SWEETMOONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
Feb 2012 – onwards
A multi-genre natural light photographer that focuses on Indigenous portraiture within sessions, weddings, cultural events, community events and art sessions. Works throughout Canada.

Founder/Blogger, tea&bannock – WWW.TEAANDBANNOCK.COM
Jan 2016 – onwards
Created and participate in a collective blog of Indigenous women photographers from across Canada. Currently creating safe spaces for Indigenous women to discuss ideas about inspiration, culture, language, cultural responsibility and what it means to be a Indigenous woman in Canada.

PRISM international Contest Manager, UBC, Vancouver, BC
2009-2010
Updating and maintaining mail-out information for three annual writing contest, contacting winners, shortlist and participants through email, reading and selecting entries, other duties as needed.

Editor, In Media Res, St. Thomas Moore, Saskatoon, SK
2006-2007
Provided a guiding hand to editing, producing and publishing a finished copy of a bi-annual literary journal.

Intern, Sage Hill Writing Experience, Saskatoon, SK
2006
Completed reports, filed documentation, made contacts, provided support for development of writing camps, readings and grant support.

Editorial Board, In Medias Res, St. Thomas Moore College, SK
2004-2006
Attended weekly meetings, approved work, slight editing, helped in final production layout and distribution.

Editorial Board, the Society, St. Peter’s College, Muenster, SK.
2002-2004
Founding member of the Society, attended bi-weekly meetings, read and approved potential work, slight editing, planned a reading to celebrate new journal.

 

CONFERENCE + CLASS LECTURES

“Express Yourself” – Workshop Facilitator for 3 Nations, 1 Voice Conferance
November 2017.
Presenting a workshop based in iPhone-photography, poetry and journaling, and social media outreach for Youth in Whitehorse, YK.

World Indigenous Business Forum 2016: Innovative Youth Panel.” – Co-Panel Speaker
August 2016.
Spoke with Business Forum and Community about work with sweeetmoon photographytea&bannock, PhD studies and how to innovate and create with other Youth Panelists at the WIBF taking place in Saskatoon, SK.

“Indian Women, Yo’ – Representations of Indigenous Women in Film.” – Guest Lecturer
September 2015.
Lectured on the history of Indigenous women’s portrayal in mainstream movies, as well as presenting Indigenous films and how Indigenous women are presented in those films. English, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

“Claiming Back Our Images.” – Guest Lecturer
February 2015.
Lectured on re-claiming visual identity through social media, the breaking down of stereotypes and positive reinforcement by Indigenous peoples. English, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

“Images of the Indian.” – Guest Lecturer
February 2015.
Lectured on stereotypes – specifically First Nation Stereotypes – and how they came to be within art, photography, music and film and identified key problems of these stereotypes and how stereotypes continue to affect cultural relationships today. English, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

“Indian Love Poems and PhD Aspirations.” – Guest Speaker
March 2014.
Speaking about the series Indian Love Poems and positive representation of Indigenous sexual identity, as well as personal journey of obtaining higher education. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

 

CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS (writing + photography)

“The Falls, Northern Saskatchewan.” Readers Gallery. 42.
Winter 2017: Landscapes Real + Imagined #51. PhotoEd. December 2017.
– image of The Falls taken by me, featuring traditional landscapes and my daughter, featured in the Reader’s Gallery

“Telling Story, Sharing Light: A Roundtable Discussion with the Women of Tea&Bannock” by Krista Stevens. 12-17.
Fall 2017: Canadian Collaborations #50. PhotoEd. September 2017.
– interview by Krista Stevens and featured images by tea&bannock bloggers including two images by sweetmoon photography

“Rematriate: Online Collective.” Review. 124
Summer 2017: Kinship. Candian Art. June 2017.
– A review of the online collective Rematriate for Canadian Art magazine

Book Cover: #NotYourPrincess.
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women. Co-Editors Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Annick Press. June 2017.
– cover photo featuring model Trisha Tupper in inaugural Urban Indigenous Women’s Series, in Saskatoon, SK, in 2014.

#IndianLovePoems, by Tenille K Campbell
Editor Garry Thomas Morse. Signature Editions. April 2017.
– mahhhhhh first collection of poetry focusing on the celebration of Indigenous erotica with humour and cringe-worthy truthfulness

#IndianLovePoems – the Tease
Working It Out Together. Issue 8: IYOQTHET (Transformed). March 2017.
– Sneak peek of two #IndianLovePoems in full for the eighth issue of WIOT – Working It Out Together – featuring images by sweetmoon photography

Book Cover: Urban Indigenous Woman.
A Recognition of Being, Second Edition. Reconstructing Native Womanhood. Kim Anderson. Women’s Press. April 2016.
– cover photo featuring model Trisha Tupper in inaugural Urban Indigenous Women’s Series, in Saskatoon, SK, in 2014.

“City Girls.” 78-83.
Urban Tribes: Native Americans In The City. Co-Editors Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Annick Press. October 2015.
– featuring photography of cousins Maggie and Michaela for an Urban Indigenous Youth session.

“Grad: Just the Beginning.” 114-117.
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices. Co-Editors Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Annick Press. September 2014.
– featuring photography of Dene and Metis Graduates from Northern Saskatchewan.

“of Earth.”
Kimiwan. Issue Two.
April 2013.

“Vancouver Airport, Gate 2B”
Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas. Ed. Allison Hedge Coke. Arizona Press. 2011.

“Language.”
The Ubyssey, First Nations Issue. “Our Words.” 2009/11/26.

“Rita Bouvier: Culture Shock and Blueberry Clouds”
In Medias Res, Volume 5, Number 1, 2006

“Pow Wow Experience” + “Small Dreams”
In Medias Res, Volume 4, Number 2, 2005

“his side” + “compass”
the Society, Spring 2004

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CREATIVE SPEAKING

Reading & Conversation with Louise Halfe and Tenille K Campbell
November 2017
A conversation between emerging and established Indigenous women authors, hosted by Saskatchewan Writers Guild, The Office of Indigenization, and Official First Nations University of Canada in Regina, SK.

Real Vancouver Writers’ Series Year End Party 2017
November 2017
A fun, amazing, engaging (I’m a fan of the series) year-end reading with Joanne Arnott, Leanne Dunic, Canisia Lubrin, Carol Shaben and myself, hosted by Real Vancouver Writers’ Series in Vancouver, BC

#IndianLovePoems: The Official Walpole Edition
October 2017
A women’s reading of #IndianLovePoems for Walpole Island First Nation, ON

Triple Indigenous – A Night of Exciting Readings at E-Bar
October 2017
Sharing the stage with esteemed Mohawk Poet Janet Rogers and the powerful Mohawk writer Kahsinniyo Williams in Guelph, ON, sharing some #IndianLovePoems and stories

Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival: Story-ior
October 2017
Sitting at the table for tea and dessert with local community members, chatting about behind the scene life as an author in Saskatoon, SK, and reading some #IndianLovePoems

Stories in the Bar
October 2017
An evening of stories and perofrmances in the barrrrrr (best!), hosted by the Saskatoon Public Library, at Amigos Cantina in Saskatoon, SK. Spoke a few minutes of #IndianLovePoems.

The Word on the Street: Saskatoon
September 2017
Sharing the stage with Mika Lafond, Cree Poet, as we share stories and laughter from our books, in Saskatoon, SK.

Readings by the River
August 2017
Along with Zoey Roy and Erica Violet Lee, I shared some #IndianLovePoems and stories for my portion of Reading by the River in Saskatoon, SK, hosted by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild.

New Fire with Lisa Charleyboy
July 2017
From bannock bums to hickeys, to one-night-stands and dating white men, there are few things that are off limits in Tenille Campbell’s poetry.” Featured guest on New Fire episode with host Lisa Charleyboy, discussing sex, lust and love.

Tipi Confessions: NAISA 2017
June 2017
Co-hosting Tipi Confessions with Dr. Tracy Bear at NAISA in Vancouver, BC. Opened the show with some gossip and love from #IndianLovePoems, then had backstage views to all the amazing performers at the show.

#IndianLovePoems: ILSA Launch
June 2017
Having professors laugh and blush while I read therm erotic poetry was one of my personal highlights of my ILSA book launch section in Chilliwack, BC. No regrets.

The Indigenous Poet’s Society Poetry Slam: Featured Artist
May 2017
Featured guest and speaker at the Poetry Slam with the Indigenous Poet’s Society and our local writing community in Saskatoon, SK

The Indigenous Radio Show: CFCR 90.5 FM
April 2017
Midnight chats about photography and #IndianLovePoems with hosts Curtis and Cory Standing, along with guests Neil Sasakamoose, Mary Ann Morin and Lorrie Morin-Wuttunee.

An Evening of Poetry with Marilyn Dumont
March 2017
Saskatoon Poetry Reading at The Stand, with keynote poet, Marilyn Dumont. Select #IndianLovePoems were read, opening act with Mika Lafond.

#IndianLovePoems: Walpole Edition.
October 2015
Community reading for at Walpole Island First Nation, ON for the Women’s Shelter and community.

“Kimiwan: #HIATUSDONTHATEUS.”
March 2015
Final Event for Kimiwan. Guest Speaker focusing on #IndianLovePoems and short discussion of translating oral to written text.

“The Program of Legal Studies for Native People Comedy Fundraiser.”
February 2015
Comedy Fundraiser, with Dakota Ray Hebert and main comedian Myles Morrison, reading #IndianLovePoems.

“iskwēwak osci sohkīciwan sīpīy: Women of Saskatchewan.”
October 2014
Artist’s Showcase, curated by Carol Greyeyes. Hosted by Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance and Sask Native Theatre Company, as part of the Intertribal Gathering. Reading select #IndianLovePoems.

Kimiwan: Issue #7.
July 2014
Launch of Issue #7 of Kimiwan, focusing on Saskatchewan-based writings and artwork. Reading select #IndianLovePoems.