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Tansi, Aniin, Boozhoo,
hi i’m shanley!

I am a multi-faceted creative soul ready to empower you and help be a guide as we all rise together like the dawn in activating our inner power and self-sovereignty rooted in spirit and ancestral wisdom. Raised as a strong Ininew and Anishinaabe woman, fuelled by a passion to help people and empowered by the drive to leave behind a legacy for the next generations to come.

I’m here to co-create a new, balanced, empowered world together through cultural understanding, holistic health and wellness, empowerment coaching for your soul and community support.


I’ve seen the bottom before and I know how it feels to be held back by limited beliefs, crippling anxiety and feeling stuck. I’ve felt small, invisible, voiceless and disempowered. However, after many years of self development, growth and working with exceptional mentors I have created massive shifts in my own life and I’m ready to assist you in yours.

If you spend time with me, in any capacity, you’ll begin to see sacred shifts and transformations in your reality. I can assist in guiding you through releasing energetic blocks, limiting beliefs and discover new ways to achieve your most wildest dreams.

I offer many services to honour you and your specific needs. Everything from world class professional Indigenous hoop dancing, facilitating a powwow fitness workout or sacred dance sessions for you and/or your group, speaking on relevant topics or empowering your soul through coaching with special designed NLP techniques and hypnotherapy.

Open your heart and mind, let me in, and I will show you the power of hoop dance, sacred powwow dance, impactful speaking and/or what it means to be activated with your own source of inner power, how to rise like the dawn and how to feel empowerment within your life and soul.


I’ve walked two roads, keeping one shoe in the mainstream society, being born and raised in the urban city and graduating from the University of Winnipeg. Then keeping one moccasin in the world of Indigenous teachings and practice being raised within the Nihithaw and Anishinaabe cultures and committing myself to dance, powwow and ceremony life since the time I could walk.

I share my work and insight on my ever-growing Youtube Channel, with my Instagram community of 6.4K and my local community. In fact, 10% of all income from bookings will be funnelled back into the Indigenous community with various youth empowerment projects.

I am certified in Neurolinguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques, TIME techniques, Hypnotherapy and Indigenous Life Skills Coaching. I have experience in public speaking, facilitating small and large groups, hosting pavilions and events and co-creating with all I work with to create powerful, authentic, unique, incredible and specially designed experiences.

Official bio

Tansi, Aniin, Boozhoo

Throughout her years, Shanley Spence has risen to become a prominent well known Indigenous community advocate. With roots of Nihithaw/Cree ancestry from her mother’s community of Pukatawagan and Saulteaux/Anishinaabe from her father’s community of Lake St. Martin First Nation.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development from the University of Winnipeg. Shanley now helps bring healing, storytelling and reclamation to people from all over the world through her gifts of dance, content creation, writing, powwow fit, hoop dance, sharing her voice and speaking on important subjects and now branching out into a practicing Life and Empowerment Coach.

She began dancing at the age of 3, evolving into her highly sought after world class internationally known hoop dancing at the age of 13. She has gone to perform worldwide from the amazon jungles of Ecuador, to the coast lines of Hawaii and beyond. While working as a professional dancer, Shanley has graced the stage with award winning, “A Tribe Called Red”, fellow hoop dancer Tony Duncan and Canadian singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado, Mohawk DJ “DJ Shub”, Boogey the Beat and so much more.

A true creative, Shanley is known for merging her talents and wisdom to produce inspiring and life-transformative offerings to her community to reclaim culture, create awareness and elevate the world through her actions.

Her participation within her community has earned her the Top 40 Under 40 Manitoba Award for 2017, a Manitoba Youth Achievement Award for Artistic Performance, the community champion award for volunteerism, the Anita Neville Member of Parliament Award, second runner up for Miss Indian World in 2017 and other recognition from her community.

Shanley is a strong advocate for sustainable intentional living, reclamation, spiritual and cultural practice and unconditional love for all beings.   

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much Leila! Loved reading your answers and I’m excited to get started on mine and pass on this awesome award 🙂

  1. Nice blog. Always nice to go up to Puk. Re:your self-doubt post. Doubt is always there. Sometimes I feel bad/regard but then I realized I can’t go back in time. If you believe in yourself and you do what you love you can’t go wrong.

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