Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Kanyon "Coyote Woman" (Hahashkani) Sayers-Roods is a Mutsun-Ohlone and Chumash woman. She is proud of her heritage and her native name and is an active leader in the Native Community. Kanyon is the Co-founder & CEO of Kanyon Konsulting LLC, where she strives to bridge the gap between indigenous and contemporary value systems. Her goal is to "make a difference in the lives of others by sharing her life experiences and knowledge about California Native Americans" focusing on "global education with emphasis on promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world." Born & raised in Indian Canyon (The only federally recognized Indian County along Central Coastal California) by her mother Ann Marie Sayers, Kanyon continues to be an Ancestor in training by honoring the past to shape the future. As the opening speaker at events such as the Global Climate Action summit & Arts West 2018 Kanyon Reminds of the importance of acknowledging the spaces & places we are on. Her art has been featured at the De Young Museum, The Somarts Gallery, Gathering Tribes, Snag Magazine, and numerous Powwows and Indigenous Gatherings. She is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California, Sunnyvale, obtaining her Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Web Design and Interactive Media.

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