Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Youth Speaker. Ta’Kaiya is a powerful 15 year old actor, singer-songwriter and activist from the Tla’amin First Nation, north of Vancouver, Canada, and Youth Ambassador for Native Children’s Survival (NCS). Ta’Kaiya has performed and spoken at grass-roots Indigenous gatherings and rallies, and at United Nations forums across the globe. In 2014, Ta’Kaiya was the youngest keynote speaker for Powershift (an annual global youth summit focusing on climate change policy) at Pittsburg, P.A. and Victoria, B.C. Ta’Kaiya performed live and delivered a keynote address at The Parliament Of World Religions on 19 October 2015. The conference included such notable spiritual Leaders as Chief Arvol Looking Horse and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  On 5 November 2015 at the Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver in Coast Salish Territories, Ta’Kaiya performed and spoke at a public rally with Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein calling for fundamental change on caring for each other and the planet in the wake of Canada’s federal election. Ta’Kaiya is currently featured in several television programs including the HBO Documentary series Saving My Tomorrow and the APTN television series Konnected Tv.

As part of the NCS Youth Campaign for Climate Justice, Ta’Kaiya’s inspirational music picture from the front lines of the environmental movement EARTH REVOLUTIONpremiered at the Conference of Youth in Paris, France on the eve of the historic 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). Written and performed by Ta’Kaiya, EARTH REVOLUTION features children from around the world in a call to action to protect Mother Earth and all our relations for future generations. During COP21 EARTH REVOLUTION also screened at the Rights of Nature Tribunal on 5 December 2015 where Ta’Kaiya closed the event with a new song TURN THE WORLD AROUND. On INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 9 August 2016, Ta’Kaiya Blaney’s new single and music picture EARTH REVOLUTION drops digitally on iTunes, Amazon and leading music stores around the world.

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