Samantha is a Cree-Métis writer and poet from Northeastern BC. Her family originally comes for Ile-a-la-Crosse (Sakitawak), Saskatchewan. She has been published in Canadian Art, Shameless Magazine, GUTS Mag, SAD Mag, VICE, and others. She cares about radical decolonization, coffee, corgis, and her two cats, Betty and Jughead. You can find her tweeting at @sammymarie. She writes poetry and short non-fiction. Samantha takes inspiration from her lived experiences as a Metis woman, the land she grew up on, and the stories passed down through her blood memories.
|University of British Columbia||
|Queer Arts Festival||
|Literary Arts Curator||
Apr. 2017 to June 2017
• Organized a literary reading night for the 2017 Queer Arts Festival.
• Tasks included liaising with poets, hosting event, and setting the theme and feel of the night.
|Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art||
|Education and Programming Coordinator||
Sept. 2015 to Current
• Created and implemented new education and youth programing at the Bill Reid Gallery.
• Upkeep administrative tasks while also delivering regular education programs to students from kindergarten to grade 12.
• Create workshops and liaise with Indigenous artists to create meaningful and beneficial workshops for youth, with a focus on creating accessible programming for marginalized youth.
• Help with other gallery tasks as needed, such as installation and de-installation of exhibits, sales, other programming, and other gallery administrative work.
|Native Youth Sexual Health Network||
|Council Member - National Indigenous Young Women's Council||
Jan. 2015 to Current
• Work with a group of Indigenous young women from around Canada in creating community action projects. These projects varied and work to centre the needs of Indigenous young women in communities.
• Currently working on a yearlong project that is centred on creating peer support modules for Indigenous communities on suicide intervention for Queer and Two-Spirit youth.
|Radio Host - Unceded Airwaves||
Oct. 2015 to Aug. 2016
• Worked as a part of a collective to produce and present an hour long radio show through CiTR 101.9fm focused on contemporary Indigenous politics and life.
May 2014 to May 2015
Keep a blog of informative and creative pieces on Rabble.ca, an online alternative news source.
|YWCA - Circle of Sisters Mentorship Program||
|Indigenous Youth Mentor||
Jan. 2011 to Sept. 2016
• Work in partnership with several other Indigenous women in order to create a safe space for teenaged Indigenous girls, queer, and two-spirit youth on a bi-weekly basis.
• Aid in the facilitation of several workshops particular to the specific needs of the youth.
Halfbreed’s Reasoning| May 2014| Blog | https://halfbreedsreasoning.wordpress.com
Lower Mainland Museum Educator's Conference | January 2018| Presenter| Museum of Vancouver
Native America and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference | July 2017 | Participant | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Native Youth Sexual Health Network Working Committee on Peer Support for Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Youth: Suicide Prevention and Harm Reduction | December 2016 | Co-Author and Presenter| Toronto, ON
Mamawapowuk – Maawaki’idiwag – Māmawihitowin: A Gathering on Metis Art, Aesthetics, and Sovereignty | October 2016 | Conference Participant | Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
F Word Conference | April 2014 | Conference Panelist | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Conversations at the Crossroads Symposium | November 2018 | Panel Participant | SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC
Prairie Aunties on the Coast - ARTSPEAK | October 2018 | Poetry Reading, Vancouver, BC
Room Magazine - Growing Room Feminist Literature Festival| March 2018| Panel #1: Writing from the Body | Panel #2: Sex, Kink, and Fetishes| Panelist
Room Magazine - Growing Room Feminist Literature Festival | March 2018| Indigenous Brilliance Series | Poetry Reading
Real Writer's Vancouver Series | March 2018| Poetry Reading
Locution | Winter 2018| Poetry Reading
TONIC Reading Series | Summer 2017| Poetry Reading
Queer Film Festival | August 2017| Poetry Reading - IndigeFemme: Body Sovereignty
ILSA: Indigenous Literature Students Association Annual Conference | July 2017| Poetry Reading
Poetry is Bad for You | March 2017 - ongoing | Organizer
KILLJOY Speakers Series | April 2016 | Panelist – Indigenous Solidarity in Queer Spaces
Grandmamas: Fundraiser for the Annual Women’s Memorial March | February 2016| Poetry Reading
VICE Canada | Fall 2018| Settler Governments Still Fail at Representing Indigenous Peoples (online)
Canadian Art | Fall 2018| Saw on Your Instagram (print)
PRISM international Magazine|Summer 2018|Grounding Exercise/Dear Friend (print/online)
Discorder| March 2018 | Michichy (print/online)
GUTS Feminist Magazine Blog | Winter 2018| Decrying Desirability, Demanding Care (online)
Discorder| November 2017| Learning I Had a Body (print/online)
SAD Mag | Fall 2017 | TBA | M'Girl (print)
Canadian Art | Spring 2017| Review of The Break by Katherena Vermette (print)
Capilano Review | Spring 2017 | Review of Tommy Pico’s IRL (print)
GUTS Feminist Magazine | Spring 2017| Two Poems by Samantha Nock (print/online)
Shameless Magazine | Winter 2016 | Reconciliation and Indigenous Sovereignty (print)
Shameless Magazine | Fall 2016 | Kokum’s Bannock (print)
Māmawi-ācimowak: Lit, Crit, and Art Literary Journal | Indigenous Arts Council| July 2016| Poetry (print)
Red Rising Magazine| May 2016 | Our Bodies are of This Land (print/online)