Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishnaabe writer, collaborator, publisher, Indigenous arts advocate, and communications consultant from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. Her writing has been published in the collection my heart is a stray bullet, a chapbook bloodriver woman, and in anthologies, journals, & magazines in Canada, the U.S., Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Germany & Ireland. Her spoken word CD standing ground, was released in 2004. She has performed her work across Canada and in Aotearoa/NZ, Australia, the U.S., and Italy. In 2005-2006 Kateri was featured in a segment of the tv series, Heart of a Poet. She was also featured in the documentary Words from the Edge which was filmed in Italy in 2006 by a Spanish film crew. Kateri compiled and edited Without Reservation, an anthology of erotica by Indigenous writers, which was released in Canada & Aotearoa in 2003.
Previous Festivals: 2003, 2008 (Spring)