For 2021, I’m going to amplify Indigenous artists,singers, performers,DJs,writers, journalists,designers,weavers, beaders,tanners + Going to start w/ this incredibly beautiful singer: Alicia Kayley is an Algonquin/Tahltan artist #amplifyIndigenousVoices
Today’s fave. An incredibly talented fashion designer and artist. @ndn_bebop . Check out their innovative and powerful work at 

Oh and this is my favourite piece of all time rn. #AmplifyIndigenousVoices
Full disclosure, I was gifted a pair of gorgeous (mussel design) silver earrings of hers for Xmas.
Almost forgot about today’s — but it’s not too late.
My choice is the ever brilliant author and archivist @PaulSeesequasis
Check out his work here: 
TODAY's is someone whose work is powerful af.
Kali is Kaska Dena from Daylu (Lower Post, B.C).
She is an Indigenous Femme Queer Photographer
Here's some of her work:
Her full name is Kali Spitzer!
Today’s #AmplifyIndigenousVoices is
Bunky Echohawk, a Pawnee artist from Oklahoma.
See his work here: 
Missed two days so here’s some catch up.
Meet @mstoneyart mstoneyart A brilliant Gitxsan artist who is both talented & generous.
Check out her incredible work here:
And let me introduce you to @FalenJohnson who is Mohawk & Tuscarora (Bear Clan) from Six Nations Grand River Territory

1st listened to her via @secretlifeofCAD & was floored at how good the podcast was. Now she is the host of another CBC radio program!
One more! Sonny Assu is a Ligwilda'xw Kwakwaka'wakw artist. Full disclosure, on top of being someone I admire professionally, he’s also a friend. @sonnyassu
See his groundbreaking and expansive work here: 
Next is someone who needs no introduction.
@chiefladybird is a Chippewa,Potawatomi artist & illustrator of the Rama First Nation. Her transformative work breaks through so many norms.
Check her work here:
She did this incredible cover (Hint for tmrw's)
Yes, all her work is this epic. Helen Oro, designer and owner of Helen Oro Designs (HOD) is from the Pelican Lake First Nation.
Indigenous chocolates? Need I say more.
Tammy is Saulteaux Ojibwe of White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan.She's a Certified Red Seal Journeyman Pastry Chef & Baker.A product of the 60's Scoop,she was adopted into a Finnish family in Ontario.
Buy here: 
"She has had the opportunity to work in some of the best restaurants, resorts, hotels, and bakeries throughout Canada. Passionate about her heritage, this new venture is a natural progression in her career."
Some light 💫 (or some stunning clothes) in your life?
Lauren Good Day is a Arikara, Hidatsa, Blackfeet & Plains Cree artist. She has shown her artwork at the world’s most prestigious Native American juried art shows.

Browse/ buy fashion designs here:
More on the first dress and model here:
Today's Queen!🙌🙌🙌
Nlaka'pamux Queen Ilona Verley On Bringing Two-Spirit Representation to Canada’s Drag Race
Speaking of drag, can I just say this is THE BEST King and drag and performance I have ever seen in my life. This gives me life.
Starving the ugly twittery today by learning more about this beauty. Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George is a Squamish weaver & teacher who co founded L’hen Awtxw Weaving House to share teachings & practice of traditional Coast Salish wool weaving.👇 
More of stunning work (can be found on her website above).
Today's spotlight is 2 amazing Indigenous creators. Kanien’kehá:ka actor & filmmaker @kdeveryjacobs is championing Oji-Nehiyaw author & lecturer @JWhitehead204
on Canada Reads 2021!!! (March 8-11). Also, his website is💥
Her music is healing, powerful and so incredibly beautiful. Add all her songs to your playlists rn.
@riit_music –– so much love and gratitude to you for what you create and who you are!
All of her music is just so rich and gorgeous.
All of it.
Today's highlight is Squamish artist Xwalacktun. Here are two of Fin’s (Canucks’ mascot) drums he made. Indigenous people (I've spoken to) love seeing these at games!
More of his work here: 
Tonight's spotlight is on Cree woman who, after being racially profiled, committed herself to wear her culture for 365 days. Linda LaVallee is a fashion designer & makes 💥boots!
@LindaCreenisgaa @creenisgaa.
Here is her website: 
TODAY is a focus on everyone's favourite northwest coast auntie. Eden Robinson is a Haisla writer who has won international acclaim for her incredible fiction. Trhilled to be interviewing her as part of the Van Writers Festival!! Check out her audiobook!
Today's glow is @DrMakokis. Someone who's been instrumental in education/practice around Indigenous and rural health & transgender medicine. Dr. James Makokis is also a winner of the Amazing Race Canada! Learn more:
Great story 👆 by @CBCRaffy !
Today we are serving you.....Salmon and Bannock, because everyone's gotta eat & might as well eat well in these times. Nuxalk Nation's Inez Cook is the owner & is also an incredible speaker. 
Also, @SnBVancouver now does Uber Eats. 
This is my favourite thing ever. I want alllll the blankets. Louie Gong is Nooksack & the founder of Eighth Generation. He is a self-taught artist who was raised by his grandparents in the Nooksack tribal community in northwest Washington. 
Please check the website (and subscribe to emails!) because the pictures I shared do not do what this company provides justice. If I had the money, I'd probably buy a product every week!
Today is big NWC earring energy. 🔥Vina Brown is the owner/operator of Copper Canoe Woman Creations.Her ancestral Haíłzaqvḷa name is ƛ̓áqva gḷ́w̓aqs, which roughly translates to Copper Canoe Woman. Ancestral strength & elegance. 
IG coppercanoewoman 
Model above is Raven Lynn. And here is a picture of Vina who is also a beautiful dancer.
It’s this bad ass’ birthday today!
Nêhiyaw (Cree) Dance Artist. She’s been referred to as A Tribe Called Red's secret weapon. @MissChiefRocka 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

To recover from a brutal week, I’m grateful my Sister Sage products arrived!! Beautifully crafted products & at affordable rates. Founders Lynn-Marie & Melissa-Rae Angus are Gitxaala, Nisga’a, and Metis Nations. Also, @cblackst, they make bath bombs! 👇🏾👇🏾 
Today's highlight: An Indigenous woman I admire, as someone who focuses on health & wellness. Jennie Vandermeer is Sahtúgot'ı̨nę, grew up in Délıne & is a mental health & wellness advocate. (Jenniev_fromthenwt on IG)
Do a yoga class with her right now 👇
Today's shine is @mizthrush! An award-winning Cree actress who has worked alongside Johnny Depp & Benicio del Toro. Michelle Thrush also uses art & humour to tackle trauma. She is also an amazing human being in general.
She also once very graciously drove around Vancouver with me while I tried to get my baby to sleep, while I was trying to interview her for a documentary. lol
Today is a look at the work of Pawnee Cree artists John Murie. Here’s more on his practice:

IG: John.murie
Today’s amplify is a trifecta. They are a consulting group founded by three Indigenous women. Faith Sparrow-Crawford of Musqueam, Salia Joseph, Squamish & Jade George also Squamish. Check out there work!
IG: Hostconsulting
Looked for some sunshine today & googled "Indigenous sunshine" & found this star. Wilfred Buck is of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation & an Indig star lore expert & science facilitator.Also a rich storyteller. Watch this for inspo.
Today’s uplift is Mr. Bannock—a fully owned & operated Indigenous biz from Squamish Nation. Paul Natrall’s catering company became Vancouver’s 1st Indigenous Food Truck & he’s specialized in Indigenous cuisine since 2010.
Follow: @MrBannockFood
Today’s elevate is the work of Anishinabe artist Valerie Lynn Houle.
Today! Danika Naccarella is of Nuxalk & Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw ancestry & an emerging artist from Bella Coola. She also helped create this design on the side of a ship!

More of her work here:

Today's rise is Jenn Harper, an Ojibwe woman with roots in Northwest Angle 33 First Nation, near Kenora. She is the founder of @cheekbonebeauty, a St. Catharines-based cosmetics company that was founded in 2016.

Today’s amplify is Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) — director of the Urban Indian Health institute in Washington. In March she reached out for more PPE. A few weeks later she received a package with a stack of body bags inside. Here’s what she did:
If you live in or have visited the lower mainland on the west coast, you’ve definitely seen her work.

Carrielynn Victor is a S'ólh Temexw, Xwelmexw Slhalí artist.

She also is a Certified Traditional Plant Herbalist!
Today’s shine! Have you have a crappy day? Month? 2 years? 😆Listen to this on the regular. Savvy Simon is Mi'kmaq of the Elsipogtog First Nation. Her approach to sharing positive vibes has healed many through much.
Today’s fire gave me light in some darkness. Her work tells stories. The first is called “Spread a Good Fire” ❤️
Jalynne is the creator behind Nehiyanahk Creations. She’s Nehiyaw (Cree) from Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory.

Tracey Kim Bonneau is a Syilx storyteller. She is a veteran award-winning television writer and producer residing on the Penticton Indian Reserve in British Columbia. Check out her TV show! 
Sometimes my search to find amazing Indigenous people leads to those in the spirit world. Diane Silvey of the Sechelt Indian Band was a teacher, author & advocate for visible minorities. You can still buy her books,used as resources in classes in Canada.
Phil Gray is one of the most prolific northwest coast Indigenous artist we have! He belongs to the Killerwhale Clan and his works are created in his traditional Ts'msyen style. He began carving in 1998.

Gitxsan & Cree dancer Margaret Grenier is the executive and artistic director of Dancers of Damelahamid. In Nov, she was named the sole recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts prestigious 2020 Walter Carsen Prize.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who is recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation.
She also just dropped a single (!!!)

Buy her book:
Susan Point is a Musqueam who works in the Coast Salish tradition. Her works include public pieces installed at the Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park, & the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
More of her work here:
*artist —
Musqeam artist
You can follow @AngelaSterritt.
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