Smokii Sumac is a proud member of the Ktunaxa nation, and a PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University. He is also a poet, releasing his debut poetry collection you are enough: love poems for the end of the world in December 2018 with Kegedonce Press. Smokii is honoured to have performed across the country, including at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (2017) and at the Queer Arts Festival (2018). As a two-spirit and transgender educator, Smokii has facilitated workshops for various organizations and groups, including as a knowledge holder at the Trent Elder’s Gathering (2018). Smokii currently shares his time between Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, Ontario) and Ithaca, NY where he lives with his family and their dog, Smudge.
If you are interested in having Smokii do a talk, workshop, performance, or classroom visit, he is happy to work with your organization to meet your needs. Please contact him here.