tansi, boozhoo,
ᑕᓂᓯ  ᐊᑕᒥᐢᑲᐁᐧᐤ

My given name is Shanley, my spirit name is “Wapan Kisikawi Pisim Iskwew” meaning “Early Morning Sun Woman” in the Nihithaw language. I am Nihithaw from Mathias Colomb Cree nation and Anishinaabe from Lake St. Martin First Nation.

I am a multifaceted being ready to empower you and create change in our world. When I’m not igniting my spirit through hoop dance and fancy shawl, facilitating a powwow fit class, or practicing NLP mindset coaching and hypnotherapy, you can find me dedicated myself to community initiatives, self-development and other creative projects.

Now I’m here to share wisdom with you, be in service to the greater collective and stay rooted within Indigenous ancestral ways and practices.

Join the movement

What I Offer

Traditional Indigenous Hoop Dancing – Interactive Workshops and/or Performance

Powwow Fit Flow ClassesSpeaking and/or Community Advocacy NLP Mindset Coaching and/or Hypnotherapy

Can include but not limited to: introduction, explanation of dance and it’s history, audience engagement, dance performance, Q&A and a closing circle.
– For all ages

A modern Zumba fusion of Indigenous powwow dance footwork. A high energy workout with interwoven teachings and guidance.
– Speciality classes for beginners, youth, intermediate, advanced and elders.
Seeking a motivational speaker? I can speak or present on topics related to but not limited to: mental health, my anxiety toolkit, the red road, healing and self-development, youth empowerment and much more. As a practicing coach, allow me to be your 1:1 guide as we co-create transformational mindset shifts, self empowerment and growth through various tools and techniques proven to work.

All services are customizable, flexible and adapted to fit your needs and visions.
Prices and lengths vary depending on your needs and can be discussed over a discovery call or email.
Inquire with your visions for a free quote and to co-create your vision together.

15% of each booking that’s generated will funnel back to Indigenous communities and Indigenous youth empowerment. Thank you for your consideration and support, booking with me directly assures that portion of your purchase goes back to the land and the people.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Here’s what they are saying,

“I admire this woman so much. Shanley is a Swampy Cree and Anishinaabe hoop dancer, speaker, activist, ambassador and volunteer. To see her perform is absolutely a thing of beauty, but it’s when she speaks that she owns every room she is in. A runner-up in 2017 Miss Indian World, which she entered to inspire young girls, there is likely nothing Shanley can’t do or achieve. She’s the coolest.”

— Ace Burpee

Destiny Dawn Campos-pellitier

she is a beautiful young woman. I felt blessed to get to know her. Her powwow fit classes are really amazing. I felt like a new woman when I left. wanting to know more and getting in touch with who I am as an indigenous woman…but a blessing for all women. can’t wait for the next one.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
pete gorzen

Yes, we had the honour of meeting Shanley Spence in Thompson, MB during Indigenous Day 2018. Shanley is professional, knowledgeable and friendly – qualities needed to lead our Youth.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
lea-anne ritchot

Shanley put on two performances at my work (IG Wealth Management) for National Indigenous Peoples Day. She is very talented, engaging, and charismatic. More than one person (including myself!) enjoyed it so much they attended both shows. Thank you for sharing your beautiful craft with us! It was a pleasure to attend.

Rating: 5 out of 5.