Daily Archives: September 5, 2015

Nadine Spence (Rev/Evo Designs) on “Make No Bones About It.” September 6, 2015, at 5:30pm


Nadine’s Father is from Pukaist Spences Bridge he is Nlaka’pamux and her Mother is from Dog Creek/Canoe Creek and is Secwepemc. She was raised in Spences Bridge/ Nlakapamux Nation. She is multi-talented as she is a fashion designer, writer and a role model. She loves to design fashions with a unique and beautiful flare for her customers. You can often see her eco- clothes being modeled at various fashion shows throughout BC. Fashion for her is a creative endeavor and mostly produced from other recyclable products and fabrics. Her creative writings inspires many women and younger people. She has been involved in her community by helping others and providing great leadership and insight into day to day band operations. Nadine in her own way through her many art forms, projects and actions is an advocate for the many Aboriginal Canadian Social Issues, not being dealt with to this day in Canada, on and off reserve. She also loves her family, especially her grandchildren, who can be a handful but enjoys spending time with them. She is a Board of Director for BC Native Women Association and is very dedicated to making a better life for herself and others. Her most important title is being a Grandmother, Mother and Aunty to many and of course she is a Strong-Loving Nlaka’pamux/Secwepemc Woman. Qualifications of most importance to her is being a survivor of many of the Aboriginal Issues, she stands up for, which is apart of her continuous insight and healing to this day.

Her other titles and qualifications are of such; Entrepreneur Owner/designer of and Eco- friendly line called Rev/Evo Designs, Founding member of Bee the Change Aboriginal Art Society, Graduate of UFV with honors winning The Most Creative Award, then chosen to compete in Smirnoff Fashion Release, Toronto. Receiving her Certificate and Diploma in Fashion Design with Textile Option, courses in marketing and business management, as well from Justice Institute of Technology the project planning certificate. Project Coordinator and Consultant, for various events from Peachfests BTC Aboriginal Fine Arts and Fashion Show, Talking Stick Evolve Fashion Show, 100 year Anniversary of the Interior Allied Tribes Memorial and Grand Opening, 2010 Aboriginal Fashion Show, Healing the Warriors Heart Campaign, Inspire Fashion Show Quaaout Lodge, and most recent Spirit Fashion at Spirit of the People Powwow.

Participated in BC Fashion Week Balance, Fashion Has No Boarders. Created a project called, First Healing Through the Art a group that is still active with 300 members. Featured on, Aptn Spirit Creations, Aboriginal Women in Leadership Building a Path to Prosperity, Kelowna Now, Radio and Discussion Panels, with Suzette Amaya Radio and Rematriate Discussion Panel Articles and Magazines, Snap Kelowna, Event Magazine, Georgia Strait, Shop Kelowna, CFD Artisan Catalogue.

Various jobs and work experience from Clothing Store Manager, Clothing Store Sale Rep, Photo Studio Sales Rep, Gas Store Cashier, Clothing Manufacturer line Sewer, and team leader, Furniture Sales Rep, Coffee Shop Cashier, Landscaping Laborer, Construction Laborer, Silviculture Worker, Road Crew Repair, and Sheet Metal Capping.




Falcon Sison, Nisqually Tribe, on Make No Bones About It.- September 6th, 2015


( left to right Raven Redbone and Falcon Sison.  -Altern8ive shotz photography).

Falcon is an only child. His mother name is Consuelo Sison. Both Consuelo and Falcon are enrolled in the Nisqually Tribe. Falcon Sison is  33 year old. Falcon has stated ” I’ve learned to be available & that’s how I’ve lived my life. Just let Creator guide me.” Falcon says to I show up and work it takes, on his part. Falcon has learned to be available & that’s how, he has tried, to carry himself, through out his life. Falcon said, “I just show up & do whatever work, needs to be done, to the best of my ability.”

Falcon is a Culture Keeper. Falcon  drums, sings, weaves,and  learned how to make paddle’s & rattles. Falcon has been around ceremony his whole life, when called he shows up and does the work for his community.

Falcon has been  clean for 2 years & 7 days & counting. Falcon is apart of the Canoe Way and has participated in various ways of life & ceremonies. He  continues to keep learning his ancestral ways of life. Falcon currently works with the Leschi Heritage Foundation @ the culture center with his Tribe. Falcon is happily  married to Tyler Sison. Falcon and Tyler live in Nisqually.