Njoki Mbũrũ


Among multiple intersections of identity, Njoki Mbũrũ is a storyteller, poet, and imagination alchemist from Kenya. Having completed the LEVEL Youth Public Policy Program through the Vancouver Foundation in 2020, she continues to advocate for policies, projects, and partnerships that uplift the leadership of Indigenous and Black people and communities. Between November 2022 to August 2023, Njoki completed a storytelling fellowship with the Community Foundations of Canada; an experience which propelled her to explore the relationships between public policy, emerging technologies, storytelling and power. She currently works at the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement where she is focused on building belonging at the community level and also co-creating a National Strategy of Belonging. As a foundational framework for her practice and thought, she is guided by the question: “What else is possible?”