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“O for a Muse of fire,
that would ascend
The brightest heaven
of invention,
A kingdom for a
stage, princes to act
And monarchs to
behold the swelling
scene!”
-Willam Shakespeare
King Henry V





Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Kateri Akiwenzie-Dann


Kateri is an Anishnaabe spoken word artist, writer, publisher and Indigenous arts advocate of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation at Neyaashiinigmiing, Cape Croker Reserve on the Saugeen Peninsula in southwestern Ontario. standing ground, a CD , of her spoken word poetry, with music by indigenous collaborators from Aotearoa, Canada, the US, and South America, was released in 2004 and has since been featured on community,

campus, regional and national radio stations in Canada.

In February 2003 Beneath the Buffalo Robe Robe, a radio piece Kateri co- , cowrote and performed with award-winning poet Gregory Scofield wrote aired nationally on CBC Radio One. Kateri’s work has been published in journals, anthologies and magazines in Canada, the US, New Zealand, Australia, France and Germany.

Currently, she is completing a collection of short stories, a collection of poetry, various publishing projects, new spoken word material and a multidisciplinary multimedia project. She was selected to compete in the CBC Poetry Face off in 2005.

Check out some of: standing ground



2006 Calgary International Spoken Word Society