Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

12:30pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC

This event is open to the campus community for in-person attendance.  Sasha’s book will be available for purchase and she has graciously offered to sign.

Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe is from the Upper Skagit and Nooksack Indian Tribe. Native to the Pacific Northwest, she draws inspiration from her coastal heritage as well as her life in the city. She writes with a focus on trauma and resilience, ranging topics from PTSD, sexual violence, the work her great grandmother did for Lushootseed language revitalization, to loud basement punk shows and what it leans to grow up mixed heritage. With strange obsessions revolving around Twin Peaks, the Seattle music scene, and Coast Salish Salmon Ceremonies, Sasha explores her own truth of Indigenous identity in the Coast Salish territory. Her memoir Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk was published by Counterpoint Press in 2022. Her collection of poetry, Rose Quartz, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2023.