DJ Kookum

Cheyanna Kootenhayoo, or better known as DJ Kookum, is a Vancouver-based DJ and filmmaker, paving the way for Indigenous representation in music. DJ Kookum has worked with some of Canada’s biggest acts in Indigenous Hip-hop, including Mob Bounce, Drezus, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids, to name a few. As a resident DJ at the Biltmore Cabaret, DJ Kookum mixes a diverse blend of Trap, Hip-hop, R&B, and EDM. In preparation for her big weekend at Skookum Festival, we caught up with Kootenhayoo to find out more about Indigenous Hip-hop, her upcoming performances and her community work with at-risk youth.