Dear fellow traveller.

02/12/2017   Wonderfully lost within tangles of thoughts with such great depths. The seeds nourished and lovingly planted. The soul embracing its nest, the sun, providing life, energy, growth. Young sakastew Iskwew. The world ever-expanding. Continuation of opening her mind. Expanding it, paving the way for lost and found treasures. Moments frozen in time, memories…

Naicatchewenin First Nation

As the open road warmly embraces three generations of dancers, Treaty 3 territory smiles right back as we whisk our vehicle through curvy roads bordered with lakes, treetops and far open lands. Headed to the beautiful little community of Naicatchewenin First Nation for their 40th annual Powwow celebrations. Just a month prior I was in…

Reminiscence of the Miss Indian World Contestant experience.

The days of April 25th – May 1st and those leading up were a pure whirlwind that took my world by its roots and nourished them with adoration; a whirlwind that took me to new heights and greater understanding and respect for the world around me. An unforgettable experience that consisted of adrenaline highs, altitude…

Winnipeg’s Local Racial Inclusion Summit

Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Centre of Canada and the heart of the prairies. Thriving and bustling with multiculturalism, diversity, economic gain and industry progress. A meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. However . . . Winnipeg, Manitoba was also given the title of the most racist city in all of Canada while segregation and…

Hoop Dance Portraits

During the spring of 2015 I had the privilege and wonderful opportunity to visit the Avenue Photography Studio in the east side of Winnipeg, Manitoba owned by the creative founder, Robert Dearden. We had the chance to collaborate together in order to capture some shots of dance and "indigenized" portraits. I was very grateful for…

What Does National Aboriginal Day Mean To You?

Every year on June 21st, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated in Canada. Now, I always tend to get completely cliche and exclaim that every day is "Aboriginal Day" for us as Indigenous people across North America because we live our realities, our cultures and celebrate our "Indigenousness" every day. As for me, this year feels…

Phoenix, Arizona & The Grand Canyon!

Back in February 2015, my mom and I decided to pack our things and head down south to Phoenix, Arizona to participate and dance for the first time in the world hoop dance contest at the Heard Museum. It's an annual event where hoop dancers from all over turtle island gather to mingle, dance their hearts…

World Indigenous Business Forum 2014!

   The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc (ILDII) in Winnipeg helps organize the World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) with a community host in different parts of the world every year. This year it was hosted in Guatemala City at the West Camino Real Hotel in the heart of Guatemala and took place from October 28th - 30th. The…

Indigenous Hoop Dance

Hey Everyone! First of all, I would like to apologize for my absence from this blog. Classes have started, I've already caught the "change of the season" cold, I've been super busy and I had an extreme case of writer's block and couldn't think of anything to write. However, I thought I would discuss the…

Travelled Northern Manitoba

I'M BACK! Hello wonderful people! I feel like I haven't written a post in a very long time & that is true so I am sorry for the lack of content & for my foolish unmotivated ways. Anyways... I have a nice adventure to fill you in on! During the week of July 27th -…