Siku Allooloo (She/Her)
Siku is an Inuit/Haitian Taino writer, activist, and community builder from Denendeh (Northwest Territories). She has a BA in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies from the University of Victoria, and a diverse background in Indigenous land-based education, community outreach, youth work, solidarity building, as well as program development, coordination and evaluation. She was the former program coordinator, facilitator and co-instructor at Dechinta Center for Research and Learning (a land-based university in the NWT) where she worked closely with Indigenous elders, educators and community members to deliver land skills and knowledge alongside academics, as well as cross-cultural training. Her advocacy work through writing and speaking centers on issues of climate change, environmental protection, ending gender violence and decolonial politics. Siku is also an emerging creative nonfiction writer and poet. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Malahat Review, Briarpatch and Rabble among others.