POETRY 

 

Kahsenniyo began utilizing her poetry as a tool for social change and community engagement in 2008. Her work is focused around the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (North America). She aims to educate non-indigenous people about the struggles, challenges and realities facing Indigenous people. As well her work attempts to create moments of understanding, connection and healing for Indigenous People. Kahsenniyo transforms her love for her community and people through her passionate performances. She draws on her personal story of teenage motherhood, intergenerational trauma, indigenous resistance and mothering through colonialism to engage audiences and participants. A beautiful story teller, she walks her audiences through her historical and present day frustrations with the Indigenous struggle.