Jackson Nyce

Jackson Nyce was a Blackfoot word alchemist, slam poet and storyteller born into the Piikani First Nation in southern Alberta. He moved to MST Territory (Vancouver) where he took to poetry slams, giving explosive performances that included gritty street tales, intricate rhyme patterns and social criticism. He went on to become the 2013 Vancouver Grand Slam Champion and artist-in-residence at New Westminster Secondary School from 2011 to 2013. He was on the Vancouver Poetry Slam team six times and twice represented Vancouver and Western Canada at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Jackson Nyce was also involved in Full Circle, a local arts performance group focusing on Aboriginal stories, worked with the Urban Native Youth Association, and taught at a secondary school.