Komqwejwi’kasikl : Michelle Sylliboy
Having worked in various capacities related to art, activism and education, Michelle Sylliboy considers poetry, photography and sculpting to be her first love. Born in Boston, Sylliboy is a Mi’kmaq interdisciplinary artist who was raised in her traditional Mi’kmaq territory We’koqmaq First Nation, Cape Breton. While living on traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver B.C. Michelle completed her BFA from Emily Carr University, and a Masters in Education from Simon Fraser University, Sylliboy is currently a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University in Philosophy of Education (Curriculum and Implementation). Her educational pursuits is to reclaim her original written komqwej’wikasikl language through revitalization dialogues by planting seeds using art and poetry as a vehicle to share the Mi’kmaq people’s original written language.