Siku Allooloo

INDIGENOUS RESEARCHER


B.A. (Anthropology & Indigenous Studies), University of Victoria

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I come from multiple peoples and homelands: I am Haitian/Taíno through my mother, Inuit from Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) through my father, and I am rooted in Tthëbátthı́ through my Dené Sųłine family. I belong to a strong lineage of leaders on all three sides who have raised me to be close to the land, which informs everything I do. I love working with elders and young people, especially on the land. I also love working with our stories and knowledge that come through our ancestral and creative practices. My passion is to help empower Indigenous voices and leadership to generate the change we desperately need to lead in our communities and the world.

My work spans across multiple spheres as well, though Indigenous resurgence is at the heart of all my efforts, from community-building with elders and youth on the land, to advocacy and the arts. My background is in Indigenous research on climate change and food security, land-based education, cross-cultural facilitation, youth development, and writing. I am also a literary artist, and my writing has been featured in Canadian Art, Briarpatch Magazine, The Malahat Review, The Guardian, The New Quarterly, Nuit Blanche Toronto and Surrey Art Gallery Presents, as well as on display as part of HEXSA’AM: To Be Here Always (UBC Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, 2019).

I am currently based in Whitehorse, YT and split my time as the Artistic Producer at Gwaandak Theatre, an Indigenous Researcher with AICBR, as well as on writing/art projects and being on the land!