Recognition

AWARDS

  • 2009 Leo Award Nomination: Best Female performance in a Short Film - Shi Shi Etko
  • 2010 Leo Award Nomination: Best Female performance in a Short Film - Savage
  • 2011 We Canada Champion: Chosen as a youth to show leadership at the Earth Summit Rio +20
  • 2012 Recipient of the Christopher Benchley Youth Award (Peter Benchley Ocean Award Series, Hero of the Sea)
  • 2012 Presentation Award for the role played in the Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference from the Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers
  • 2013 Women in Film and Television (WIFTS) IT Award
  • 2103 Green Living Award in recognition of youth leadership for the environment, green Living Show, Toronto ON
  • 2014  United Religions Initiative (URI): Presented with a key in recognition of youth leadership in improving lives of indigenous peoples
  • 2014 John Gibbard Award, UN Association of Canada, Vancouver Branch in recognition of her contribution to indigenous rights and the environment.

CULTURAL HONOURS

  • 2013 Presented with a Cedar Regalia Cape, Skirt and Purse woven by traditional cedar bark weavers from the Squamish Nation (2013)
  • 2014 Presented with a Cedar Regalia Cape woven by traditional cedar bark weavers Mary and Richard Snowden, Lummi Nation, WA in a ceremony with witnesses  
  • 2014 Presented with a traditional buckskin dress sewed by traditional leatherworker, Frank Snowden, Lummi Nation, WA in a ceremony with witnesses
  • 2009 Gifted a blanket in appreciation of Ta'Kaiya's opening prayers at the Daybreak Star Pow Wow opening ceremonies
  • 2011 Gifted with a rattle from Elders in James Bay, Ontario (to stop the damming of their river)
  • 2012 Gifted a rattle from an Indigenous Leader in Brazil (to unify indigenous youth in North and South America)
  • 2011 Gifted a carved bear made by the children in Bella Bella for her work and songs, and traditional jewelry, upon her performance in the classrooms and school assembly
  • 2010 Gifted blankets for her singing and speech by Makah, Swinomish and Snohomish Nations in Washington State