About the Artist
Zoey Roy is Nehithaw-Dené and Michif and a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She is an award-winning spoken word poet, rap artist, creative producer and teacher with a passion for preserving the essence of Indigenous narratives. Since releasing two albums during the pandemic, Zoey has opened for and performed with various influential artists such as Buffy St. Marie and Rupi Kaur. She has toured schools, conferences and concert halls nationally and performed abroad at Australia’s BIGSOUND festival and the Dubai Expo 2020. She was also the face of a national Cheekbone Beauty campaign in collaboration with Sephora where her poetry was featured on lipstick cases and her voice in their commercials.
Zoey is an experienced teacher who received her Bachelor’s from SUNTEP at the University of Saskatchewan, Master’s of Public Policy from Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and she is currently pursuing a PhD addressing how collective songwriting preserves Indigenous languages through York University.
Systems are meant to grow and so are we.
Literary Arts, Music
2SLGBTQIA+, Culturally Diverse, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Women+
Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12