Dear fellow traveller.

02/12/2017   Wonderfully lost within tangles of thoughts with such great depths. The seeds nourished and lovingly planted. The soul embracing its nest, the sun, providing life, energy, growth. Young sakastew Iskwew. The world ever-expanding. Continuation of opening her mind. Expanding it, paving the way for lost and found treasures. Moments frozen in time, memories…

Naicatchewenin First Nation

As the open road warmly embraces three generations of dancers, Treaty 3 territory smiles right back as we whisk our vehicle through curvy roads bordered with lakes, treetops and far open lands. Headed to the beautiful little community of Naicatchewenin First Nation for their 40th annual Powwow celebrations. Just a month prior I was in…

A Start to Twenty Seventeen

Happy New Year to you ,where ever you are in the world! I'm a little late to the game but better late than never to celebrate a brand new year amiright? To celebrate this new year, you have probably already noticed but I have relaunched my website, which is now www.anishanaabe.com! I was very excited…

What does Dancing Mean to You?

As a hoop dancer and fancy shawl dancer I often get the question, "What does dancing mean to you?" or "What is the meaning behind it?" and my answers usually vary. For myself personally, dancing is very special to me. I was taught that hoop dancing is a form of healing for oneself, for their friends and family…

Hoop Dance Portraits

During the spring of 2015 I had the privilege and wonderful opportunity to visit the Avenue Photography Studio in the east side of Winnipeg, Manitoba owned by the creative founder, Robert Dearden. We had the chance to collaborate together in order to capture some shots of dance and "indigenized" portraits. I was very grateful for…

Cottage Living – Betula Lake, MB

 Summer hasn't gone yet folks! I suggest (if you haven't already), planning a visit to a cabin or cottage for however long you are able too. For me personally it's a very invigorating and detoxifying way to escape the city hustle and bustle for a while. Bonus points if your spot is right on the…

Music Festival Season

Music Festival season is upon us and it's glorious. The summer heat mixed with the satisfying sounds of music flowing into our ears. Giving us that sense that every little thing is going to be fine, reality forgotten. The exhilarating feeling of unity as every individual around you embodies the same vibes, flowing into their…

24 Hours In Dryden Ontario

7:00 AM up bright and early, essential Tim Hortons coffee stop and then we were ready for the approximate 4 hour road trip down to the small town of Dryden, Ontario, Canada. 24 hours later my travelling partner (a.k.a my wonderful mother) and I were heading home with great vibes, stories to tell, new connections,…

FlashBack Friday: Cancun, Mexico!

Back in 2010, my graduating class and I took a trip down to Cancun, Mexico for a week of adventure. I remember it being my second time travelling alone without family so I was incredibly nervous but also extremely excited for what plans we had ahead. The idea that I was travelling with my fellow…

H A P P Y 2 0 1 5

I understand that I am a little late to the game of wishing everyone a happy new year but it is better late than never! Right? I hope that all of you had a great 2014 and wishing that you all to have an even greater 2015! As for myself, during times of transition, I tend…