Taran Kootenhayoo, a Denesułįné and Nakoda Sioux actor, playwright, spoken-word poet, is from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. Taran currently pays rent in Vancouver on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. He has written and co-written over 6 plays since graduating from Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program in 2015. He signed with Premiere Talent Management and is a member of Full Circle’s First Nation Performance Ensemble. He is honoured to be a part of this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest.