Photo taken by Jacqueline Carmelita
T'ansi, my slave name is Elizabeth,
yet I prefer to be called by my Cree name, Tipiskâw Pîsim, or you can call me the literal English translation, which is my artist name, Nite Sun.
I am a proud Cree - Queer - Métis with a lineage that consists of many bloodlines.
So, to honour this truth, I choose to walk with my Nehiyaw name, Tipiskâw (meaning "Nite") and Pîsim (meaning "Sun").
I am a being of many talents, emotions, and teachings.
I understand I still have much to learn, and as I reflect on my journey, I wish to share what I can along the way.
I am a Multifaceted Artist.
Through my art, I express truth - my own truth; a truth that matters to my soul's purpose - my sole purpose.
I stay true to myself which makes me but another fool, as I wear my heart on my sleeve; openly, genuinely, and lovingly.
I thank you, for your choice to get to know who I am, as I also get to know who I am.
I can only hope that my path will help encourage you to get to know your own, so that one day you may walk fearlessly through the unknown.