French/Cree/Iroquois Brandi Morin, of French/Cree/Iroquois heritage is passionate about sharing Indigenous stories through her work as a journalist. While uncovering the beauty of her Cree and Iroquois roots and unravelling the struggles of what it means to possess both Indigenous and European ancestry unleashed the inspiration to create Mixed Blood Apparel. Morin’s November debut designs align with Mixed Blood’s vision: Creating empowering, contemporary fashion designs celebrating Indigenous culture, Revitalizing endangered Indigenous languages, and Uplifting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Cree (Master of Ceremonies)
Nicole Robertson is a member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. The media mogul has dedicated her life to creating awareness about Indigenous Peoples through the press for the past twenty-five years. Nicole’s career has taken her across North America and the United Kingdom, writing, directing, producing, and reporting on issues that encompass Indigenous communities.
Muskwa Productions & Consulting specializes in communication advisory services that include; media and public relations, media training, political and speech writing, social media, event and video productions, public speaking, facilitating, cross-cultural communications training and strategies. Muskwa Productions is assisting businesses, governments, First Nations and industries in their communication strategies to create a true reflection of their values and stories through news, storytelling and social media.
Nicole Robertson was profiled in a book entitled, “Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs” by Second Story Press. The Communications Specialist served as a member on the First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security through the Province of Alberta and was able to achieve several milestones with the very first team of Indigenous women to advise the Minister of Indigenous Relations. Nicole is now a Board Member with Travel Alberta, which is under the Culture and Tourism Ministry with the Province of Alberta. She recently became a member of the advisory committee for YWCA Calgary.
Nina Segalowitz is from Fort Smith, NWT, has been performing for more than twenty years. The Inuit have practiced throat singing for thousands of years, and their interpretations of nature in their environment are Inuit women’s prized moments of leisure and entertainment. She has performed in many countries (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA and across Canada) with many groups and singers including the likes of Ariane Moffat and for esteemed audiences like HRH Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
Ahau Marino was born in the city of Acapulco in Guerrero state, he first studied song and classical guitar and then multiple other genres. Wishing to discover new styles and to enhance his knowledge of ancestral Mexican styles. This young artist excels at guitar and has surrounded himself with varied instruments. The musical fusion he creates is an invitation to travel and share, a concentrated form of energy. On stage, his pleasure is contagious, Ahau Marino’s compositions or classic pieces.
NITE SUN, traditionally known as Tipiskâw Pîsim, her Cree spirit name is reflected through the english translation of her stage name “Nite Sun.” She’s a Cree-Queer-Métis culture carrier who embraces, teaches, and continues to learn about her cultural identity through her music. She also prefers she/her and does not mind him/he pronouns. Her homeland is out on the East Prairie Métis Settlement, located in Northern Alberta on Treaty 8 Territory. She is a childcare worker, a Métis dancer, an entrepreneur, and is currently working on becoming an inspirational and motivational speaker along with being an emcee.