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.