Bev Sellars

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Bev Sellars
Born Soda Creek, British Columbia
Occupation First Nations chief, writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 1980s-present
Notable works They Called Me Number One

Bev Sellars is a Canadian writer, who was a finalist for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for her book They Called Me Number One.[1]

The chief of the Xat'sull First Nation at Soda Creek, British Columbia,[2] she published They Called Me Number One in 2013 as a memoir of her childhood experience in the Indian residential school system.[3] The book also won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness,[4] and was shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.[5]

Sellars was a student at the St. Joseph's Residential School in Williams Lake, British Columbia.[4] She later studied history at the University of Victoria, and law at the University of British Columbia.[4] First elected chief of Xat'sull in 1987,[4] she has also served as an advisor to the British Columbia Treaty Commission.[4]