Wase Saba (Black bear)

Sissy Thiessen is a Treaty 6 Nakota Sioux, Cree & German Indigenous cultural facilitator, Jingle Dress dancer, crafter/beader, spoken word poet and creative writer from Edmonton, Alberta. 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 3 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. She currently works in her community of Edmonton, Alberta as a facilitator of the Kairos Blanket Exercise, Powwow dancer & instructor, circle facilitator and youth programmer.