"Nuu chayap men wa ha7lh
Míkw'achi7m kwin kwshámin
Marissa Nahanee kwi en sna
Tiná7 chen tl'a Esla7án Úxwumixw
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh chen iy Nisga’a chen
An wenáxws ten sḵwálwen"
Greetings to all of you and I hope you are well
Míkw'achi7m is true name
Marissa Nahanee is my nickname
I come from the Esla7án Village in North Vancouver BC, CND
I am Squamish and Nisga’a Nations
I am honoured to be here
In Squamish Protocol, I introduce myself to you so that you know who I am and where I come from.
Photo: First Nations Photographer
Míkw'achi7m - Marissa Nahanee
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh & Nisg̱a’a Nations, Eagle Clan
Cultural Coordinator, Language and Cultural Affairs, Squamish Nation
Marissa Nahanee is a Squamish and Nisga’a Indigenous Ambassador living in Eslha7an (North Vancouver). She is a member of the Eagle Clan. Her focus is on carrying traditional teachings and protocol into the modern world through her art, bringing lessons of humility, generosity, and respect. She is a Founding member of the Sustainable Diversity Network at the David Suzuki Foundation, creating opportunities to learn about Indigenous chen chen stway (elevating one another). Currently, she is working as the Cultural Coordinator for Language and Culture Affairs at Squamish Nation.
Since 2011, Marissa Nahanee provides authenticity and creativity for your all your event needs, including graphic design, corporate gifting and Indigenous talent. Nahanee, makes it easy for you to deliver a memorable experience to your audience.