From Listuguj QC Mi’kmaq territory, Cheyenne has been culturally involved at an early age. She is an artist, jingle dress dancer, practises culture and Mi’kmaq traditions as well as being involved in her community. She participates in gatherings (Pow wow’s) across North America, dancing and celebrating her identity as a Mi’kmaq woman.
Being fortunate to grow up with her culture, it has helped shape her creativity, crafts, sewing and multi-media artistic skills.
Cheyenne has been exposed to art throughout her younger schooling years by reason of culture classes offered in her middle school. Having that opportunity has helped shape her into the artist she is today. She furthered her education by going to school in business and the arts providing her a more complex background to her credentials as an upcoming artist. Creating multi-media art such as beadwork, traditional and contemporary regalia’s, jewelry, quillwork, basketry, and much more.
Currently, Cheyenne works for Ulnooweg development group, a company that helps indigenous business thrive in Atlantic Canada. She is also involved in the Millbrook Youth Centre as the coordinator and part-time worker. And lastly she is a newly business co-owner and creative director to L’NU’K Clothing Co. Her as well as her business partner launched their company in November 2019.
Her use of culture and identity has inspired Cheyenne and given her many great and unique opportunities. She truly believes that by true expression of self, it will continue to take her to places she has only dreamed of.