i am a multi-faceted being ready to empower you so we can rise up and co-create change in our world.
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.
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 dedicating myself to community initiatives, self-growth, and other creative projects.
Now I’m here to share all of these learnings and wisdom with you, to be of service to the greater collective and stay rooted within Indigenous ancestral ways and practices.
What I OFFER
Indigenous Hoop Dancing Workshops and/or Performance
Learn all about the sacred Indigenous art form of the hoop dance. Witness the healing and storytelling that it brings. Can include but not limited to: Intro, explanations of dance and its history, audience engagement, dance performance, Q&A, and a closing circle. Perfect for all ages, length of time varies, prices vary. Let’s co-create an offering for your group!
Immerse yourself and/or your group in a modern zumba fusion of Indigenous powwow footwork and dance. Interwoven teachings and guidance in a fun, supportive, empowering community. Various classes offered for beginners, elders, youth and advanced students.
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.
1:1 NLP Mindset/Life coaching and/or hypnotherapy
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.
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.
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.
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.