Community Educator and Activist
Laura Kooji is Anishinaabe, (Ojibway) from Nipissing First Nation. She was raised and currently lives in Dish with One Spoon territory. Laura’s first published book “No Rainbow” is a collection of poetry, available as of October 2018. They also have media published articles about cultural appropriation and identity in print and online. In addition to writing, Laura is a beadwork artist, community educator/activist, and musician. They are also the co-founder and editor of Bent Q Media, an online resource run by and for members of Hamilton Ontario’s LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit communities. Laura is passionate about Indigenous language revitalization and studies Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk) languages.