As a guest on these territories, Nanâskomitin. The generosity, gentleness and love brought by Nicole Preissl, through her teaching and sharing of ts’ex̱ts’íx̱ (a medicine that grows from this land), nitataminan. Têniki, Ya’Ya Heit for sharing the beautiful knowledge and teachings of Ha Ums, the crown I wear is what remained of the medicine. Both teachings have brought me so much healing and light, nitataminan.
Cheyenne Rain LeGrande is a Nehiyaw Isko artist, from Bigstone Cree Nation. She currently resides in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan also known as Edmonton, Alberta. Cheyenne graduated from Emily Carr University with her BFA in Visual Arts in 2019. She was selected as the winner of the B.C. prize for BMO 1st Art! emerging artist competition and has received the Moment Factory Award for her piece Nehiyaw Isko. Her work often explores the interconnection between history and the body. She works interdisciplinarily; moving through installation, photography, video, sound, and performance art.