Ta'Kaiya Blaney

Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Tla’amin) is a singer, songwriter, actor, and Native Children’s Survival (NCS) Youth Ambassador. At the age of 10, Ta’Kaiya’s first musical release, “Shallow Waters,” brought her national acclaim. She has been featured in several television programs, including the 2015 HBO documentary series, Saving My Tomorrow. In recent years, Ta’Kaiya has performed and spoken at grassroots Indigenous gatherings and rallies, and at United Nations forums across the globe, including the TUNZA United Nations Children and Youth Conference on the Environment in Bandung, Indonesia; the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on the Environment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. In 2014, at the age of 13, on behalf of NCS, Ta’Kaiya presented an intervention establishing the NCS “Indigenous Children’s Fund” at UN headquarters in New York City.