2018 WAYK Summer Team
Kai Pyle is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and is currently living in the Dakota people’s homelands in Bde Ota Otunwe (Minneapolis, Minnesota). A descendant of both the Sault Ste. Marie Ojibwe and the Métis Nation, Kai has been working on learning their heritage languages since age 14 through online resources, college courses, immersion camps, and mentor-apprentice programs. They have a B.A. in First Nations Studies from UW-Green Bay and are pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, where they study Métis oral tradition and Anishinaabe Two-Spirit history. F0llow Kai on Twitter.