DJ KOOKUM's Indigenous Day Eve

Presented by Talking Stick Festival

Dive into the exhilarating world of hip-hop at “DJ KOOKUM’s Indigenous Day Eve” an unforgettable night where creativity and cultural fusion take center stage. The dynamic lineup features exceptional Indigenous artists including Sakawnee, Dem Rosé Boys, Ms Shellz, and JB The First Lady. Explore the connection between Indigenous traditions and the powerful influence of hip-hop, as we honor the past, present, and future of this vibrant music scene.


Cheyanna Kootenhayoo; AKA Kookum is a DJ and multi-media maker from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Cold Lake First Nations. Based in Vancouver, Kookum has been making a name for their self across the country and is no stranger in the community. An open format DJ, Kookum is inspired by EDM and Hip Hop. A diverse mix-diva on the decks, Kookum always keeps the party hype, fresh, and unpredictable.

Dem Rosé Boys

Bio coming soon


SEKAWNEE is one of Canada’s newest rising artists on the West Coast. Emerging out of Vancouver, BC. The 23 year old songwriter and producer has been dropping records that perk the ears of the industry. This Afro-Indigenous artist, producer and engineer comes from the Squamish, Tla’amin, Kwakwaka’wakw/Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, Tɫingit, and Xaayda Nations. He also has dual citizenship with the United States. He has spent years focusing on his talents as an artist and music producer perfecting his craft in order to produce his own records as well as producing for some of the best rising talents in the Vancouver area. His music reflects his life and personality with every song. He brings a new energy to the industry with his sonically captivating productions and smirky yet energizing lyrics that will keep you coming back for more. Whether he’s singing, rapping or producing Sekawnee strives to have no limitations on his craft as a musician.

Mz Shellz

Michelle Lee Runns AKA MzShellz is an emerging Cree Hip Hop artist and owner of “Native by Nature” Apparel hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan. Since relocating to British Columbia, the mother of 4 has been rocking stages from Vancouver Ottawa Toronto Las Vegas all the way to Albuquerque, NM. MzShellz has taken her new platform through her music to send messages of strength to the Youth and seeks to empower Women & girls around the world to know that anything is possible if you truly believe in yourself. She hopes to further these goals with her next album, “Boss Lady”, currently out now.

Suzette Amaya


Bio coming soon