Smokii Sumac is a Ktunaxa poet, performer, and PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University. Smokii received the 2017 Indigenous Voices Award for unpublished poetry, and has since released you are enough: love poems for the end of the world (Kegedonce Press.) He has performed at various events and venues, including the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. As a two-spirit and transgender educator, Smokii enjoys facilitating workshops on topics ranging from land acknowledgements to 2SQ resurgence. Smokii currently shares his time between Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, Ontario) and Ithaca, NY where he lives with his family and their dog, Smudge.