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Rainbow Reads With Smokii Sumac

Saturday September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fernie Heritage Library have partnered with the Fernie Pride Society for another year with the Elk Valley Pride Society to host Smokii Sumac for Rainbow Reads.

Smokii Sumac is a Ktunaxa author, academic, and poet whose PhD in Indigenous Studies at Trent University centers on the question: how do we come home?

As an Indigenous adoptee, intergenerational residential school survivor, and Two-Spirit person, Smokii’s lived experiences are deeply embedded into his art and research.

Smokii is grateful and happy to have returned home to ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa where he lives near the banks of the Kootenay River — the river his ancestors have lived with/ on and near for millennia. Smokii lives with his partner, their cats and chickens and his “big ‘ole rez dog” named Kootenay Lou.

Registration required

The Elk Valley Pride Festival runs September 21st – 25th.

Watch live on Zoom – Rainbow Reads with Smokii Sumac
Time: Sep 24, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 335 313 3316
Passcode: 930528


Saturday September 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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