" I am a creative artist ever inspired by nature and the natural world. I make a difference in the lives of others by sharing my life experiences and knowledge about California Native Americans. I have the gift of communication, and challenge myself to utilize this gift to deliver powerfully effective messages for others. My personal mission, which I intend to carry-out in my career, is to contribute toward the goal of global education with emphasis on promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world. "
Introduction Bio:Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, Hahashkani, which in Chumash means "Coyote Woman". She is proud of her heritage and her native name (though it comes with its own back-story) and is very active in the Native Community. She is an Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, Student and Teacher. Daughter of Ann-Marie Sayers and was raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family, which currently is available for anyone in need of ceremony. Kanyon's art has been featured at the De Young Museum, The Somarts Gallery, Snag Magazine, and numerous school projects. She is currently an art student at the Art Institute of California, Sunnyvale, currently majoring in Web Design. She is motivated to learn, teach, and continuing doing what she loves, Art.
Artist Statement:Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash Native American, Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Hahashkani-Coyote Woman) - art is a sincere expression of her Native heritage. Kanyon's visual descriptions are always based on nature and the natural world. Dedicated and active in the Native Community, Kanyon's leadership serves as an artist, poet, activist, student and teacher for up and coming scholars ready to challenge their creative paths. Kanyon's lifelong artistic vision is to convey principal ideas of Native culture through visual means.
Who Is She?Multimedia Artist:
I am quick to learn and understand my clients' needs and the external factors affecting them so that I can intuitively and professionally represent their needs/ideas throughout the design and development process. I strive to deliver value in my service, and to understand with respect all of my clients needs and to provide a partnership that is created when I host my clients web services, develop their site, market their product/service or simply give them advise. To build a reputation of being dedicated to every goal I choose to pursue while having successes in both my personal and professional life.
2009-2012 -The Art Institute of California Sunnyvale
Associate Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media 2011
Bachelor Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media 2012
»ALWAYS LEARNING + DEVELOPING SKILLS
Keeping Busy:Kanyon is active in the Native community, some videos that she is viewed in she is being interviewed or singing traditional songs, etc. She also documents events for Indian Canyon, working on a Cultural Revitalization Project with Community Works. Working as Indian Canyon's Creative Director showcasing her multimedia for Indian Canyon on this site. (www.indiancanyonlife.org)
Kanyon's Interview-Ohlone Presence
Current Work:Kanyon maintains the web presence for Indian Canyon
»Gallery of Kanyons Work