Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw (Walking Woman) is an international First Nations (Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi’kmaw) drum talk poetic rapologist; poet, musician, hip-hop MC, arts educator, radio host, curator, the Deputy Executive of the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development in Regent Park, and a 2015 inaugural Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. She is a founding member of Red Slam Collective, an Indigenous hip hop movement nominated for the TD Diversity Award in 2013. Awe:ri a KM Hunter OAC Literary Arts Award 2013 nominee released the spoken word EP Serpent’s Skin in 2011, and is currently published in 5 literary anthologies. Recent projects include The Web of Life Arts Education Project with the Ontario Arts Council; Poetry Saved Our Lives PAN-AM Poetry Slam for Youth, with Toronto Public Library and Expressing Native Culture Through the Arts, with the Toronto District School Board Aboriginal Education Centre.
Twitter: @redslam, Instagram: mahlikah_aweri