Sezí Skye Boucher súlye, my name is Skye Boucher and I am one half of K'estuwe Pieces.
I am dënesųłı̨né tthetsënɂotı̨́né dene. My family originates from Rocher River, NWT. I am registered to Deninu Kue First Nation under Akaitcho Territory Government, signatories to Treaty 8 on the South Shores of Great Slave Lake. I spent my first couple years in the oldest community in the Northwest Territories, Fort Resolution. Then my mother, Suzanne, went on to post secondary and we moved when I was two (2) years old. My mother's post secondary education and jobs brought us to a few communities in the north, mainly Yellowknife, as well as Lethbridge, AB. We now reside in Hay River, NT.
When I got a little older, I got to spend time with my papa, Henri, in Fort Resolution during the summers. He was my great-grandfather but he was my dad and I was his favorite baby. We often would eat traditional foods, he would share stories, and we enjoyed each others company. Although, my great-grandmother Mary Rose passed when I was only one year old, learning the skill of sewing and beading passed down from my great-grandmother to my mother, then on to me; I feel a spiritual connection with her.
I am currently in my 4th year Social Work Degree Program in southern Alberta and making earrings not only helps me financially, it's healing and reconnects me with my cultural practices. There's nothing like beading, drinking tea and listening to the CKLB request show on Saturday, and Bannock & Tea with Myra on a Sunday afternoons (you northerners know what I am talking about).
Hey, hey marsicho,