TA'KAIYA BLANEY
 
 

TA'KAIYA BLANEY  

 
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EARTH REVOLUTION

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. I call for a worldwide full implementation of the UN declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples and adoption and full implementation of the declaration of the rights of mother Earth. 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.

EARTH REVOLUTION OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:

Nominated Best Video 2017 American Indian Film Festival. Earth Revolution song written by Ta'Kaiya Blaney and Aileen De La Cruz. Song mixed/produced by (recent first): Robby Romero, Warne Livesey, Joe Cruz. Official Music Video version produced by Robby Romero, Native Children's Survival.
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MUSIC

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.


ACTING

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

 
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SPEAKING

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. To view Ta'Kaiya's complete speaking résumé, click here.

UNIFY #LoveWater

U.N. ADDRESS

PARLIAMENT KEYNOTE

ONECA CONFERENCE

OH CANADA: IN HER WORDS

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SPEECHS TRANSCRIPTS:

Taken during the Paris Climate Talks 2015 in the home of the Prince and Princess of Belgium. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Taken during the Paris Climate Talks 2015 in the home of the Prince and Princess of Belgium. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

For those who wish to read through some of Ta'Kaiya's speeches, transcripts are available for free download:

1) Letter to Myself 7 Generations in the Future (2015)

2) Panelist statement at the UN Global Citizen Conference  in Korea (2016)


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.

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SALISH SEA YOUTH FOUNDATION

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 have two headquarters, one in Duncan, BC, in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, and one is Bowen Island in West Vancouver, BC. We  support the restoration of wildlife populations in the  Salish Sea through training First Nations Youth Cultural Ambassadors and supporting their initiatives.


LATEST NEWS

The Salish Sea World Heritage Site Proposal

Ta'Kaiya will attend, speak and conduct interviews during a press release on Monday, April 24, 2017 for The Salish Sea World Heritage Site Proposal. 

The Salish Sea and region has been home to the Coast Salish peoples since time immemorial, and provides critical marine habitat and biodiversity within a unique ocean environment.

An application has been submitted to have the Salish Sea considered for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List, which the Prime Minister will announce in December. With UNDRIP's 10th anniversary in mind, we are seeking letters of consent from First Nations of the Salish Sea, until April 30th.

If successful, the application will open full consultation, leading to a designation ten years from now - if all parties agree. This initial application enables dialogue and cooperation, reconciliation and healing, and has the potential to bring major benefits and a sustainable development approach to the region. For example, the positive bottom-line cultural and natural protections, and international monitoring and motivation, offers a balance and check to such proposals as tankers and pipelines.

Please send letters of consent to:

Salish Sea Trust
Box 333, Cedar, B.C., V9X 1W1
P: 250.722.3444
E: salishseatrust@shaw.ca
W: www.salishseatrust.ca

 
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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

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.
 

FEATURE ON INDIGENOUS RISING | 2014

FEATURE ON THE NATIONAL | 2011

INTERVIEW WITH THE VANCOUVER OBSERVER | 2013


CONTACT TA'KAIYA

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Use this contact form to make a general inquiry or to request Ta'Kaiya for a speaking engagement. 

For film, TV and media interviews, please contact:

Lesa Kirk at Kirk Talent
196 W 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1E9
P: 604-682-5351
E: lesakirk@openentertainment.us


WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST. EMOT.