Angus Elias was an Inuit trapper living on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories.
Anna Scantland was born in Saskatchewan. In 1955 she received her B.A. at the University of British Columbia and then married Erik Lund. Her experience working at the Hastings Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C. sparked her interest in the problems of minority and immigrant peoples. She returned later to UBC to obtain her teaching certificate and began her teaching career in 1959.
Anne Marriott was born in Victoria, British Columbia Nov 5, 1913. She began her writing career at an early age, and since the 1930s has produced several poems, short stories, and radio scripts. Her poetry, in particular, has been widely anthologised throughout Canada and the United States. Marriott worked as a script writer for the National Film Board in Ottawa in the 1940s, and later, for the CBC in connection with the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Her poem "The Wind Our Enemy" (1939) was widely acclaimed. She won the Governor General's award for her chapbook, "Calling Adventures" (1941). Marriott passed away on October 10, 1997 in Vancouver.
Annie Henderson was born in Sussex, England. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas and her doctorate from Yale in 1905. Henderson was interested in the British and American policy towards North American Indigenous peoples.
Born in London, England, in 1926, Anthony Gargrave came to Canada in 1940 to live with his brother, Bert Gargrave, and attend school in Vancouver. He represented the provincial riding of Mackenzie as a CCF and NDP member of the Legislative Assembly from 1952-1966. After retiring from the legislature, he continued his career as a lawyer.
Barry Mather was a journalist and writer for the Vancouver News Herald in the 1940s and 1950s, a columnist for the Vancouver Sun and New Westminster MP, 1962-1970 for the NDP.
Beth Jankola is a British Columbia poet whose work has appeared in magazines and books. In 1975 she won the Bliss Carman Award at the Banff School of Arts. She has performed readings on CBC radio, as well as in high schools, art galleries, libraries and on television.
Bill Backman is a retired forester who worked for Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. He has also served as president of the B.C. Forest History Association.