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Meet the Artists-Elaine & Theland Kicknosway
2017-11-18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elaine Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, originally from Northern Saskatchewan, and a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. she is a survivor of the 60’s scoop era and returned home in the mid 1990’s back to her community.
She is a Singer, Storyteller, women’s traditional dancer, participant in ceremonies and ongoing learner.
Elaine supports and helps within drumming circles, ceremonies, talking circles, discussion related to intergenerational impacts of residential school and how child welfare has impacted the family today . She has been within ceremony life since returning home in her 20’s.She has been a Blanket Exercise facilitator for the past 4 years and has become an in-demand Wedding Officiant.
Theland Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, is Potawatami and Cree, and is a member of Walpole Island in Southern Ontario. He is 14 years old, a singer, a grass & hoop dancer, and helps in ceremonies in many places. He goes to high school in the Ottawa region and is in grade 9 and is a part of sports teams.
He enjoys offering his gifts of song/dance/voice for all. He has completed his 3rd year of running in partnership with Families of Sisters in Spirit from the Ottawa region to the Kitigan Zibi- 134km- raising awareness to the children left behind of MMIW- Theland has been a Blanket Exercise Facilitator for the past 4 yrs. He is a helper within the pow wow circle, many ceremonies and singer/dancer