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K’alii Luuyaltkw is a spoken word artist who comes from the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia. Her name means “to return upriver” and serves as a constant reminder for her to always return to culture in her work of upholding oral storytelling traditions.

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps, winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Un/inhabited, and Injun, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. Abel’s work has been published in numerous journals and magazines including, Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, Poetry Is Dead, and his visual poetry has been included in exhibitions at the Polygon Gallery, UNIT/PITT Gallery, and the Oslo Pilot Project Room. Abel recently completed a Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University and is working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing.