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Office

Iroquois Village Plaza

1721 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken ON Canada N0A 1M0

Mail

​​P.O.Box 666 Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0

Email

dakota@saplingandflint.ca

      Six Nations of the Grand River

      Toronto YYZ  /  Hamilton YHM

© Dakota Brant. All Rights Reserved. 2019

ARTIST

Teyotsihstokwathe Dakota Brant is a cultural performing artist & storyteller, traditional regalia maker and a textile artist that blends her proud heritage into her contemporary lifestyle brand SAPLING & FLINT. Her passion is in raising the profile of Indigenous Artists and cultural authenticity in the retail market worldwide. She has travelled North & Central America and Europe the past 12 years as a cultural ambassador and performing artist, showcasing her lifestyle brand in fashion shows and exhibitions.

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AWARDS

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

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EXHIBITION

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​

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

Present Sapling & Flint Designs - 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”.

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