T’set Kwei yóo x̱at duwasáakw. Vera Starbard áyá ax̱ saayí. Dleit ḵáa x̱’éináx̱ Vera Marlene Bedard yóo x̱at duwasáakw. Leineidi naax̱ x̱at sitee. T’akdeintaan yádi. Wooshkeetaan dachx̱án. Dena’ina dachx̱án.Takjik’ ḵwáan áwé uháan. Shaan Seetxʼ x̱at ḵuwdiztee. Dgheyaytnux’ ḵux̱aa.óo. Vera Starbard, T’set Kwei, is a Tlingit and Dena’ina writer and editor. Her mother is of the Leiineidi clan and her father is T’akdeintaan. Vera was playwright-in-residence at Perseverance Theatre through the Andrew W. Mellon National Playwright Residency Program from 2016-2022, and a writer for the PBS Kids animated children’s program Molly of Denali, which won a Peabody Award in 2020. She is currently editor of First Alaskans Magazine and staff writer on the ABC show Alaska Daily. Vera lives with her husband Joe Bedard (Inupiaq/Yup’ik/Cree) on Dena'ina land around Dgheyaytnu — colonially called Anchorage, Alaska. verastarbard.com
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