A MESSAGE FROM TA'KAIYA
Hi. My name is Ta’Kaiya. I feel that as humans, as participants and beings that walk upon this earth, it is our responsibility to help the earth. We all need to take steps towards a clean and healthy future regarding animals, humans, plants, and the various ecosystems. Our earth is our home. Over the past four years I’ve been an advocate for providing better qualities of living in Indigenous First Nations territories, and ending the oppression, racism, and corruption we face from our government and within our community.
I’ve spoke at UN meeting across the globe, including The TUNZA UN children and youth conference on the environment in Bandung Indonesia, the Rio+20 UN Conference on the Environment In Rio de Janiero (Rio + 20) and The Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations in New York City.. I advocate to change not only the human condition, but also in the condition of our planet. In my culture it’s a fact, and an understanding of life, that everything is connected, and we were put on this earth to be stewards and caretakers of the environment.
In my culture, it’s a teaching to do more than connect the dots, to see the picture as a whole. I feel that advocating, and speaking at mere conferences isn’t enough. Actions speak louder than words.
Emot (Thank You)
As a singer-songwriter, Ta'Kaiya has performed all over the world in a wide variety of venues. Her music has also been featured in TV and film. Check out the Shallow Waters music video and purchase the album at link below.
Ta’kaiya has played a variety of roles, both on-camera and as a voice actor. She has been featured in music videos, short films and animated television shows. If you would like to cast Ta'Kaiya in your production, please send a message using the contact form.
SHI SHI ETKO| 2008
SAVAGE | 2009
GREEN HEROES | 2013
Ta’kaiya is from the Tla’Amin First Nation and grew up along the shores of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada. She has spoken at United Nations conferences, environmental events, and classrooms across Canada and internationally. To request Ta'Kaiya to speak at your event, please use the contact form.
U.N. ADDRESS 2014
ONECA CONFERENCE 2013
TEDX SFU 2011
PROJECTS & AMBASSADORSHIPS
NATIVE CHILDREN'S SURVIVAL INDIGENOUS CHILDREN FUND
The importance of establishing a Native Children’s Survival Indigenous Children Fund in this moment, cannot be stressed enough. Elders and cultural carriers of Indigenous traditions and wisdom are dying, and in most regions, before they can effectively pass down their wisdom and cultural teachings to us, the seventh generation. A Native Children’s Survival Indigenous Children’s Fund would specifically address the focus areas stated in the UN Report, The State of the World’s Indigenous People: Culture, Language, Health, Education and Sport, Poverty and Well-being, and Human Rights.
SALISH SEA YOUTH
As visionary of the Salish Sea Youth Foundation, I hope to bring the whales, sea otters, orcas, salmon and herring back. Our goal is to ignite youth-led initiatives to restore wildlife populations throughout the Salish Sea to more than 50% of historic levels. We are a Canadian First Nations Youth-based Foundation, in the process of applying to become a project of Tides Canada. We are headquartered in North Vancouver, BC. We support the restoration of wildlife populations in the Salish Sea through training First Nations Youth Cultural Ambassadors and supporting their initiatives.
Earth Revolution is a movement of both indigenous and non-indigenous people fighting together for the same future; furthermore, a global action, fabricated of empowered and inspired children and youth. I will dedicate myself to saving what is near my heart, and the heart of my culture, by transforming words into actions and actions to results. I fight for the recognition of rights for both indigenous people and the environment. These visions and aspirations for a bright and beautiful future are more than dreams, they are missions. It is one thing to chase your dream, it is another to chase your future.
Numerous Television networks, websites and print publications have done pieces on Ta'Kaiya and her work. Check out some highlights below and follow the link to view a complete list of press features.