Kiya Bruno - Samson Cree Nation, Maskwacis Alberta - Vocalist
Kiya Bruno Is a 15 year old Cree girl from Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis Alberta. She is from a cultural upbringing in the Plains Cree Nehiyaw traditional community, where she incorporates the cultural knowledge into her home and everyday life. Kiya is an Actress, Artist, Advocate, Athlete, Traditional Vocalist, and Jingle Dress Dancer . She performs her traditional jingle dress dance and sings the National Anthem in Cree and English at many sporting, community and school events. Kiya has had many incredible opportunities for her young age: a model in the 2019 Girlish Line campaign; she performed and spoke at the Global Climate Conference in Indonesia; she sang the Canadian National Anthem in Cree and English at the Toronto Blue Jays game in honour of National Indigenous People's Day; she sang the Canadian National Anthem in Cree and English in February at the Edmonton Oilers game for Hockey Day in Canada 2020. She also sang the Canadian National Anthem in Cree for CBC The National Canada Day Special 2020 and for the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Knights 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs game in September of 2020. She has appeared in the tv series “The Alienist”. She appeared in a new First Nation teen TV series called That's AWSM for APTN. Kiya and her Mother Barbara Dumigan Jackson filmed Season 2 of the “Just Like Mom & Dad" TV Game Show; the first indigenous team to be cast and to compete. Kiya recently filmed in a short film called the "Boy and the Braid" and "Breathe". She's currently working on a production that will begin filming in 2021.