Jody Okabe

‘Niit, Jody di whyuu, Kitsumkalum di wil whatguu. Jody Okabe is a Two Spirit Indigiqueer of Ts’msyen, Japanese and French ancestry and a member of Kitsumkalum. Their family belongs to the House of Raven, W’aap Koom, Ganhada, and their people are from the sea. They grew up in Ts’msyen, Tse’Khene, and Lheidli T’enneh territory and are an uninvited guest here on the stolen, unceded and occupied homelands of the Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl’witulh (Tsleil-Watuth) First Nations. They are a musician, facilitator, community outreach worker, and da’as biip (auntie/uncle).

Dii= łoomsk, sagayt= k’üülm g’oot. (with respect, all of one heart)