Born in Calgary, Alberta but grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He is Dene and Blackfoot, actively reconnecting to his roots. Growing up, he learned the value and power of stories from his mother, who would tell him a mixture of Dr. Seuss, Sesame Street and Blackfoot history. Throughout his life he has fallen in and out of love with reading anything and almost everything he could get his hands on. Gitz’s passion is working with youth and a very close second is traveling the world. He’s always looking for the peaceful spaces within the chaotic places. Along with writing Gitz loves to make and create music and always loves being introduced to new music. “Love and Music Can Save Us.” – Anthony Keidis, is one of his favorite quotes. Gitz believes that nothing is more important than family and reconnecting back to his culture.
Check out his fantastic articulate article in the Bronzeville Bee, “A Headdress Where It Doesn’t Belong”