Lee Maracle, revolutionary Indigenous author and poet, dead at 71

Poet, author and teacher Lee Maracle has died in Surrey, B.C., at the age of 71.

The award-winning writer and esteemed mentor garnered worldwide attention for her powerful writing and life-long efforts to fight Indigenous oppression in Canada.

Tributes are pouring into Maracle's social media page, honouring her life's work and her untiring energy to mentor other Indigenous writers.

Family members confirmed that Maracle died in Surrey Memorial Hospital early Nov. 11.