Nikita Kahpeaysewat

February 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Indigenous Portrait Project

My name is Nikita Kahpeaysewat, I am from Moosomin First Nation, Saskatchewan and I belong to the Plains Cree Tribe, it is one of five main dialects of Cree along with Woods Cree, Swampy Cree, Moose Cree, and Atikamekw.

What does my culture mean to me?

I wouldn't refer to my beliefs as a culture, but more in the sense as a way of life. Viewing the world and all it has to offer in a spiritual form, understanding and respecting the knowledge behind the teachings, because life is all about growing and learning. I have been blessed enough to have teachings passed on to me, and still to this day practice them. Every thought and action is based off the way I was brought up, making culture have a huge impact on my life. It is my backbone, my guide, and I would be lost without it.

What kind of example do you want to pass on to the next generation?

I want to set an example for my people that there is more to life than the reserve, that we are so much more capable then what we settle for. Be ready to work hard for what you want, because the world owes you nothing and it is up to you on what happens with your life.

 

Follow Nikita on Instagram<3

@nikitaelyse

 

Media Links:

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