Cheyanna Kootenhayoo AKA Kookum is a DJ and multi media maker from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Cold Lake First Nations, their maternal Denesuline traditional territory. Based out of Vancouver BC, Kookum has been making a name for their self across the country and is no stranger in the
Kookum is an open format DJ inspired by EDM and Hip Hop music. This diversemix-diva is a force on the decks and always keeps the party hype, fresh, and unpredictable. Kookum has been a video editor for just over 10 years editing television, documentaries and promotional videos.
Kookum tours nationally and internationally with the Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Holds down weekly DJ residencies. Facilitates videography and DJ workshops, operates sound and lighting for community dance parties, and works with youth as a DJ mentor.
You can also catch DJ Kookum performing virtually for online festivals, curating online events, hosting online workshops, making beats in the studio, and selling merchandise on their online store.
Kookum is also the music supervisor for the children’s television series called ‘Coyote Science’ and host’s the Immersive Knowledge Transfer Podcast produced by the Indigenous Matriarchs 4 Media
Lab. Kookum is an open format DJ inspired by EDM and Hip Hop music. This diverse-mix diva is a force on the decks and always keeps it hype, fresh, and unpredictable. djkookum.com
Shows featuring this artist
Whether you attend an Online Stream or a Watch Party (in-person film screening), join us for After Shows featuring interviews with artists, beats by DJ Kookum, and fabulous performances, all hosted by Joyce Rosario and Virago Nation’s Sparkle Plenty.