About

Smokii is a proud member of the Ktunaxa nation, a PhD Candidate at Trent University, and a faculty member at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC.  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, which won the Indigenous Voices Award in the published poetry category for that year. 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. As of fall 2019, Smokii lives in Kimberley, BC with his cat, Miss Magoo. 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.