As we continue to grow as a organization, the staff and board at Azimuth are thrilled at the opportunity to work and collaborate with exciting artists, administrators, and community members as we explore the azimuth (the point of interest – where we are going and the journey to get there) in our work in the Edmonton community and beyond.
Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo is a Treaty 6 Nakota Sioux, Cree & German woman with ancestral roots in both Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Steinbach, Manitoba. As the Owner & Operator of Wase Saba (Walk-Say Sah-Bah) Experiences, Sissy offers various cultural performance and education services, including: Powwow dance performance and instruction, story telling, crafting, beading, Blanket Exercise facilitation, youth programming, spoken word poetry and knowledge exchange, among others.
She studied Communications & Journalism at Mount Royal University and has won various awards in the areas of community enrichment, cultural involvement and journalism. For the past 5 years, she has been living her passion of educating Albertans of all ages on Indigenous history, issues & culture through dance, crafting, play and the written word. As a spoken word poet, Sissy also works to awareness to social issues around body image, mental health, race and self identity.
For more information about Sissy & her services, please visit: www.wasesabaexperiences.ca
Upcoming events and shows where you can check out Sissy’s work:
Opening blessing, land Acknowledgement & song at Transgender Day of Remembrance FREE Wed November 20 12pm-5pm Beaver Hills Park
Sharing teachings, stories and demonstrating Traditional Games- (closed session) Edmonton Public Schools Professional Development Training Fri Nov 29 9:45-11:15am
Hosting & Vending @ Wakohtowin 3- First Nations, Métis & Inuit femme/Two Spirit only variety show Sat Nov 30 $13 8pm Evolution Wonderlounge
Performing in Dirt Buffet Cabaret- Experimental performance variety show Thu Dec 5 7pm Mile Zero Dance
Host Edmonton Two Spirit Society Dance Social- $10 Dec 13 8pm AB Ave Community League
Host Urban Hive Fundraiser- $30 Sat Dec 20 7:30pm Art Gallery of Alberta