Teyotsihstokwathe Dakota Brant is a Mohawk cultural performing artist, storyteller & designer who draws from an over 400 year Haudenosaunee silversmithing tradition for the design process of her brand Sapling & Flint. Her passion is in raising the profile of Indigenous artists and cultural authenticity worldwide. She has travelled North & Central America and Europe the past 12 years as a cultural ambassador and performing artist. She is the 2010 Miss Indian World, an Indspire Laureate, and has published two books on Haudenosaunee cultural arts & design and has a line of artistic notebooks.
2018 Powwow Pitch Ottawa Solstice Festival, Ottawa Canada, Winner
2017 Historica Canada "Our Story" Art Prize Toronto, Canada, Finalist
2015 Trent University Luminary, Peterborough, Canada, an accomplished Alumni in commemoration of Trent University's 50th Anniversary
2014 AGF Fellowship Prize, University of British Columbia
2013 Vancouver Television Competition, Vancouver Canada, 1st Place
2011 Iroquois Beadwork Conference, Salamanca USA, Adult Contemporary Best In Show
2011 Border Crossing Celebration, Niagara Falls NY, USA, Adult Best In Show
2010 Miss Indian World, Selected from 26 young Indigenous women to serve as a cultural ambassador for Indigenous peoples at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in New Mexico USA, attending 160 events across North America.
2009 Centre for Indigenous Theatre - Summer South Program
2018 First Nations Art exhibition, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford Ontario Canada
2017 Pink Party Fashion Show, Native Model Studio, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA
2017 Stage 49 Fashion Show, Gathering of Nations Powwow, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA
2017 International Women's Day Fashion Show, Ontario Works, Ohsweken Ontario, Canada.
2017 Historica Canada "Our Story" Prize exhibition, Toronto Canada
2016 Stars of Tomorrow Fashion Show, Brantford Ontario, Canada
2015 Indigenous Womens' Symposium Fashion Show, Peterborough Ontario, Canada
Present Sapling & Flint - owner/designer
Present Kontihénte Ohswé:ken Women Singers - traditional Haudenosaunee singing society
2016 Equinox – Debut of 2016 full contemporary fashion line, including film & photoshoot- film direction, video editing and final production, featured at Summer Solstice Festival, Ottawa.
2016 Wilfred Laurier University- Mohawk language Counselor
2015 Indigenous Girl Lifestyle- Debut of first full contemporary fashion line. Featured at Trent Indigenous Women’s Symposium fashion show.
2011-2014 Eastern Sky Ambassadors - Choreographer, cultural performer, official tours to British Columbia, Arizona, New Mexico, Quebec, Ontario.
2014 WE Day Toronto- Youth Cultural Ambassador and Featured Speaker at Air Canada Centre, Toronto
2011-2013 Talking Stick Festival, Performer & cultural workshop leader for Vancouver area schools
2013 Yellowbird Productions (Mesa, Arizona)- guest performer, Italy & Spain tours
2013 TEDx Renfrew-Collingwood, Performer, choreographer and Official welcoming
2012 Thunder & Lightning, Stage direction, choreography, costume design & performer
2011 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
2011 Acoma Pueblo Cultural Center, Acoma, NM
2010 Manito Ahbee festival, Winnipeg,
2010 Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, Manitoba,
2009 "The Cattlethief" Playwright and director of summer long feature at the Six Nations Forest Theatre
2008 Two Arrows- Solo performance, NOZHEM Theatre, Peterborough ON
2007 Kehewin Native Dance Theatre- “Skywoman Falls to the Earth” directed by Alberta-based Rosa John.
2007 NOZHEM Theatre, Peterborough Ontario - Choreographer/Performer “Anishinaabe Maanjiidwin IV; To Honor the Four Directions”.