Acclaimed poet and community-based educator Zoey Roy (BEd’17, MPP’21) has been selected as the next Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence.
Beginning in December, 2021, Zoey will be taking part in the eight-week residency with the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan, partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library. As part of her residency, Zoey will lead a series of writing workshops, culminating in performances during Indigenous Achievement Week in February, 2022.
Zoey is a poet, an emcee and an author, she is a self-determined iskwew with abundant love and imagination. She is the recipient of numerous of awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award from the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and a Woman of Distinction Award in Saskatoon.
Zoey has earned a Bachelor of Education from Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program and a Master of Public Policy from Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently studying for a PhD in Education at York University. She has a strong interest in Indigenous equity and entrepreneurship and has been working with the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program in Saskatchewan since 2016.
Storyteller in Residence
The storyteller residency aims to create and deliver opportunities designed to promote intercultural understanding and story-sharing between and among Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
Every Thursday evening, starting December 9th, 2021 until February 12, 2022, we invite participants to join Zoey to write original poems, prose, or songs that will be performed as part of a collective for Indigenous Achievement Week.
Each week, participants will focus on expanding their toolkit of knowledge and techniques to feel comfortable sharing their work with a public performance.