Photography by Maggie Dee

Laura Kooji is Anishinaabe, Ojibway from Nipissing First Nation, living in Hamilton, ON. Laura’s first book “No Rainbow” was published in October 2018 by Bayeux Arts They have media published articles about cultural appropriation and identity in print and online. Laura was 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. In addition to writing, Laura is a beadwork artist, community educator/activist and musician. Laura is passionate about Indigenous language revitalization and studies Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk) languages.