January 13, 2021
Kookum is an Indigenous DJ and videographer from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Cold Lake First Nations, their maternal Denesuline traditional territory. Based in Vancouver, Kookum has been making a name for themself across the country and here at home. Kookum is an open format DJ but grew up listening to EDM and Hip Hop music. With club residencies, one-off gigs, and through work as the official DJ for Snotty Nose Rez Kids, this diverse mix diva slays on the decks and always keeps it hype, fresh, and unpredictable. In addition to DJing, Kookum works as a video editor and music supervisor for a children’s television series entitled Coyote Science, facilitates videography and DJ workshops, operates sound and lighting for community dance parties, and works as a DJ mentor at a weekly youth drop-in program called The Hip Hop Drop.