Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo

Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo

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  • Community: Montreal
  • Nation:

    Anishnabe

Biography

Kijâtai was born in Val-d'Or to a non-Indigenous mother and an Indigenous father of the Anishnabe Nation. They consider themselves an artist and activist. They have directed three short films that address Indigenous realities (Kijâtai, Kabak and Odehimin) using images and sounds in a poetic way. They are currently involved through organizations such as Puamun Meshkenu, Mikana and Wapikoni as an ambassador. This allows them to present awareness workshops and participate in the discussion on Indigenous cultures and realities while working to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. They were also a member of the Native Montreal Youth Council for one term and an Advisory Committee of the Chaire-réseau jeunesse autochtone. They also recently started internships at Ondinnok in communications and at La Converse in journalism.


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