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. Brant graduated on full fellowship from the University of British Columbia with a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Community Planning and is alumna of the Chenie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent University. She has been a frequent contributor to national media outlets and an advisory from Boards of Directors to Heads of State. Having 500+ engagements under her belt, Brant has travelled worldwide speaking on issues spanning the Indigenous experience in North America; capturing audiences with her active style of storytelling, keynotes, moderating, emceeing and facilitation. She has shared stages with Katie Couric, Nelly Furtado, Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, and Queen Noor of Jordan. She is co-Founder & CEO of Sapling & Flint™, an Indigenous women-owned jewellery manufacturer specializing in gold & sterling silver.  Sapling & Flint™ is online, ships worldwide, retails in New York, Ontario & Quebec; and has a flagship store in the village of Ohswé:ken.


Dakota has earned the distinction of the title Miss Indian World and the Indspire Special Youth Award. At home, Brant is a mother to a beautiful son and a proud volunteer firefighter with the Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services.

  • University of British Columbia

    •  Full fellowship & Masters of Planning (Ma.P)

  • McGill University

    • Dean's Exchange Program -Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Planning

  • Trent University 

    • Chenie Wenjack School of Indigenous Environmental Studies (Ba. Hons)

  • Onkwawenna KentyohkwaKanyen'kéha (Mohawk) Immersion

  • ​Recipient of over $50,000 in Fellowships & Scholarships

Career Highlights
  • Co-Founder & CEO of Sapling & Flint™

  • 500+ engagements as a professional speaker

  • 2018 Paypal $15K Business Contest Winner

  • 2018 $5K Pow Wow Pitch Winner

  • SNFES firefighter, Exemplary Service Medal

  • Title of Miss Indian World

  • Indspire Youth Laureate

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1721 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken ON Canada N0A 1M0


​​P.O.Box 666 Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0



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