Aiysiniiksin: Keeping the Tradition Alive

Podcast hosted by Darylina Powderface​

“This podcast series is a journey of my own learning and undoing and reclaiming – returning back to myself, returning back to my identity.”

– Darylina Powderface

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Darylina Powderface

tûmnârha tâgan wîya, translates to Hummingbird Woman in Stoney Nakoda, a traditional name gifted by her late grandfather, Gerald Powderface. Her English given name, Darylina Powderface, a proud member of mînî thnî, Stoney Nakoda Nation, and Blackfoot from Siksika Nation, both on Treaty 7 territory; and an uninvited guest on the unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh and Qayqayt territory.


Darylina is an artistic creator, writer, actor and storyteller.


She received a diploma with Honours in the Acting for Film & Television Program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts, 2012), and is a recent graduate (Spring 2020) of the BFA Theatre Performance Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU).


Darylina thanks Savage Society and the BC Arts Council’s Early Career Development Program for supporting the development of this podcast series.

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