Indigenous | Artist | Speaker | Entrepreneur
TEYOTSIHSTOKWÁTHE DAKOTA BRANT
-MOHAWK TEKARIHÓ:KEN CLAN- IS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & ADVOCATE FOR THE INDIGENOUS PLACE IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL CHANGE.
Dakota was raised in her home community of Ohswé:ken - Six Nations of the Grand River- in a home without electricity or running water, and a large garden in the back. Hunting, harvesting and hauling wood & water were the staples of her upbringing that taught her to appreciate hard work. She has served as a cultural ambassador, advisor & commentator on the Indigenous experience in North America for over 12 years. Dakota has a Master's Degree in Community Planning from the University of British Columbia. She has been a frequent contributor to national media outlets and an advisory from Boards of Directors to Heads of State. Known for capturing audiences with her active style of storytelling, keynotes, moderating, emceeing, graphic recording & facilitation, she has 500+ engagements under her belt worldwide.
Dakota is Co-Founder & CEO of Sapling & Flint™, an award winning Indigenous jewellery manufacturer that ships worldwide and has a flagship store in the village of Ohswé:ken. At home, Brant is a mother to a beautiful son and is a proud volunteer firefighter with the Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services.
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Sapling & Flint
"Of all the inspiring young people, aboriginal community leaders were among the most impressive We Day guests. Dakota Brant, who runs an aboriginal company, spoke about the challenges facing First Nations people and the hope they have for the future."