Piapot First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory
Kevin Wesaquate is a spoken word poet, storyteller and visual artist who is currently employed as the Artist/Writer in Residence at Saskatoon Polytechnic Campus as well as the Aboriginal Arts Leader at Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP). He also volunteers for SaskCulture and is a member of the Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective (IPAC), which is based out of Prince Albert, SK. Kevin performed with IPAC at Flotilla, the 2017 biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown, PEI.
Kevin is the founder of the Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society, with the hopes of building a larger community of artists through it. This past September, the Indigenous Poets Society were featured in Nuit Blanche Saskatoon’s 2017 festival. Kevin has also earned the title of Slam Champion at Saskatoon’s Spoken Word Poetry Finals and represented Saskatoon at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2017. With all this going on he continues to practice painting and filmmaking. Some of his work was recently featured in We Needi Graffiti and this past year’s One Take Super 8 Film Festival. A strong community leader in Saskatoon, he is from Piapot First Nation and the proud father of three sons and one daughter.