The Ko K’e Spoken Word Festival is a celebration of Northern culture. It also marks 150 years of colonialism in Canada including Indigenous, English and French perspectives. Participants use a variety of storytelling techniques to share the story of the North including music and poetry.
Caroline Cox is a songwriter, poet and filmmaker based out of a remote homestead on the Liard River. She is also known as Mary Caroline. Her wilderness lifestyle inspired her to create the documentary TV series, Wild Kitchen, which has been screened at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas. Attendees at this festival will get to see a little demonstration!
Leanne Goose is from the Western Arctic town of Inuvik. Goose’s music is a combination of storytelling set to folk/country-blues and influences of her Inuvialuit and Dene culture. She is an eclectic entertainer, multi-award-nominated singer-songwriter, musician, producer and storyteller.