Krystal Cook

Krystal Cook

Biography: 

KRYSTAL COOK is a Kwakwaka’wakw Woman from the ‘Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay, B.C. She is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing (UVic) and the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s Native Theatre School Program. She is a theatrical performer, poet, facilitator at Healing through the Arts, and Mother. She has performed her one woman show Emergence at Uno Fest, FemFest, Meli Fest, The Performer in a Multi-Cultural Society Symposium and the North American Indigenous Games. She currently works with Aboriginal Nations Education Division in School District 61. She is part of a Kwakwaka’wakw community group who are passionately committed to the revitalization/preservation of the Kwak’wala language. She wrote a mini-play The Lesson, for Spark Fest which she performed with her Mother and Son, addressing the urgent issue of Kwak’wala possibly being one generation away from extinction. Krystal has also served as a member of the ‘Namgis Constitution Development Committee. She currently resides in Victoria, B.C. with her partner Nik & their three children Kwasun, Rayn & Tesekla.