About

Ocean Kiana is an Anishinaabe woodland style artist from North Western Ontario raised by the Martiarch’s of her family. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies at Trent University. Ocean comes with a background of digital art, painting, drawing, beading, and sewing. Her Anishinaabe territory, community, and identity has a strong influence in the art she creates consisting of viabrant colours, florals and woodland style dancer’s. She also creates art through jingle dress and scrub dancing at pow wows across Turtle Island. Ocean is a strong advocate for Indigenous people and a respected community member, who to date has been award two highly esteemed awards by Trent University: the “Louise Garrow Prize” from Peter Gzowski College and the First People’s House of Learning (2019) and the “Peter Gzowski Student Excellence Award” from Peter Gzowski College (2019). Ocean continues to advocate and work for her communities through her various art forms and community work. 
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