Tkaronto Music Festival 2021 Presenters
Michaella Shannon, is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree), Irish and Lakota from Frog Lake First Nation, AB. She is a TV host and personality, model, actress, writer, facilitator and mental health support worker.
Although Michaella spends a majority of her time in the fashion, film and media industry, her true passion lies in helping her community and being a positive role model. Michaella’s goal is to shift the paradigm through visible Indigenous representation in the film and television industry, with hopes to change the way Indigenous people, specifically women, are portrayed in the media.
Michaella has a background in Sociology, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health advocacy through modelling, self-esteem and the sacredness of women workshops.
Suzette Amaya, is Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw, Cree, Nisga’a, Coast Salish,living on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations known as Vancouver.
Reality TV Star seen on Big Brother Canada Season One and Back In The On The Mighty Fraser (APTN). Winner of Online Reality TV Show SEQUESTER 5.0
Suzette Amaya Created & Produces/Hosts the award winning Radio Show ThinkNDN 100.5fm CFRO, and Owner of SAMAYA Entertainment and Manger of Award winning Artist Joey Stylez. www.waniskawin.com
A Motivational Speaker/Workshop Facilitator, Suzette is passionate about inspiring other to live healthy balanced lives and touches on topics such as; Sexual Abuse, Residential School, Building Confidence & Esteem, Radio, Media & Arts, Self Image, and Goal Setting. http://www.suzetteamaya.com Social Media @SuzetteAmaya
Kai Potts (he/him) is a Nakota Sioux Two-Spirit from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Treaty 6. He is a passionate advocate for indigenous youth and whose work focuses on Two-Spirit resurgence and IndigiQueer identity. He is also a model, comedian, motivational speaker, and content creator on platforms like Tiktok, IG, and Twitch where he lives streams gaming for his followers in his free time.