My name is Kendra Marks and I have mixed European heritage (mostly French and Irish). I’m a settler living in sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ on unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory. I am reconnecting to my family’s heritage in Mattawa/Nippissing and Griffith/Matawatchan.

My family is most recently from North Bay and Montréal. I grew up in Mohkínstsis on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Niitsitapi, Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani), the Tsuut’ina Nation, the Nakoda Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley), and the Métis Nation of Alberta.

I’m queer, disabled, and neurodivergent. I spend a lot of time reading, embroidering, knitting, going for walks, and writing, and I try to spend as much time as I can with the ocean. I am a beader with the collective otehiwin and I practice family law at Breakwater Law.