Maria Rose Sikyea

Maria Rose Sikyea

Maria Rose Sikyea is a young DenĂ© mother living in the Yukon Territory. She believes most of humanity has forgotten that everything comes from Mother Earth, thus her desire is to inspire people to reconnect with their tribal ways through connection to the land. Maria works with materials harvested within nature’s cradling arms. She began her search to return to her ancestral culture at age 15. Maria started her business “Caribou Woman Creations” in fall 2019, where she creates beautiful pieces of athabaskan jewelry that is mainly focused on caribou hair tufting, cultural revitalizing projects, and runs skill-building workshops. She is on a prayerful journey to reclaim her family’s lineage and thus decolonize through traditional ways of living. She hopes to inspire youth to reach their dreams and to connect with their heritage. Her long term goal is to create a full set of traditional clothing and tools, circa 1930s, to then embark on a journey, with her children and the beautifully created pieces with connection to the land of her ancestors.

Maria Rose will be sharing Intro to Porcupine Quillwork