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Offbeat  (tags: Shallow Waters, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, First Nations, Canada, BC, activist, singer, songwriter, actor, awards winner, speaker )

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11 year old Ta'Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she has been a speaker at many events all around Canada and the world for environmental causes and Idle No More. Shallow Waters reminds us

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Christeen A (376)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:08 am
Beautiful. Thank you.

Pat B (356)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:33 am
Beautiful video, beautiful child, awesome video.!!! I wish her well. xox

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:49 am
Beautiful song. This girl could easily become a leader someday soon.

john byrne (50)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:51 am


Terry V (30)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:52 am
Beautiful song, beautiful inside and out. An "old soul" she has, so much wisdom

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:02 am
That was just awesome. Dandelion, I think you may have shared another story with her, seems like a speech. She's a very impressive young lady. Shared.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:16 pm
There was a speech video placed on C2 but it wasn't from me. I did see the video and it reminded me of this video I have wanted to share for sometime now but just hadn't had the opportunity to place on here. So it pushed me to do so, as it is a great song and I wanted her to have more exposure as she is doing so much for all of us in speaking out in various ways and all around the world as well she is traveling to pass this message.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:18 pm
What an inspiring person. Thank you Dandelion xx

Angelika R (143)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:56 pm
thx again Sheryl-I agree with Brian, she is born to be a role model and leader.

Gene J (290)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:12 pm
What a beautiful child, song. She and so many young wonders like her are our future, the future. And she's right, if we do nothing, it will all be gone. Thanks, Dandelion, for sharing this with me, us.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:18 pm
Thanks Sheryl!

Roxie H (350)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:43 pm
I got this forward from Diane...and I thank you darling for passing this on... when i seen the topic i was wondering if you were the poster. Dandelion, I have always admired you for your ability to be close to your tribal daughter Krystal is natural born into them.. I was attached to the animal passion and always been a whisperer but never was able to speak any tribal very envious but truly amazed at your abilities ... if you are not aware.. Idle no more is working in Wisconsin and I am also Ojibwa part of the Lac Superior band of Ojibwa... and was just going to post an SOS for Idle no more and Wisconsin because of the mining issues... but this article was a wonderful stop before hand to catch a minute of happiness... your stories are always I have said before ... pop on to one of my postings and look.. I have one posted that has us busting up Madison and blocking Governor Walker .. This young lady will be one of the 4 someday ....north south east west...we stand united! Hands Held High for you Ta'Kaiya Blaney!

Faye Swan (23)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:41 pm
Thank you - what a lovely voice!

. (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:19 pm
Thank you.

Petra M (259)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:26 pm
So beautiful... thank you Dandelion!

. (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:29 pm
Gives hope for our future. TY Dandelion

P. L. Neola (21)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:22 pm
The video, the music, and her voice were very nice.

Darlene W (303)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:27 pm
Beautiful--many thanks again Dandelion!!

Lester Wicks (51)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:53 pm
Awesome! I have an 11 year old Daughter and they are the future protectors of Mother Earth. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:53 pm
Thanks Dandelion. One of the beautiful Rainbow children/warriors being sent to Earth to save the planet. They are the hope of the future.

Mary T (178)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:15 pm
Thanks Dandelion what a beautiful soul this young lady has and also a beautiful voice.

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Friday February 8, 2013, 1:32 am
Thank you Ta'Kaiya - The Little Warrior for your beautiful song for the Mother Earth. Your voice gives us hope. You are our future and nice to know, that our future can be wise and full of the light.
Thank you Dandelion and Mary. Shared and in this way we all are giving people and we are one.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:05 am
Great video,thanks Sheryl.

Serena Ciarrocchi (34)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:09 am
great vid! i tried to note the story but unsuccesfully-at least till now :)

Serena Ciarrocchi (34)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:09 am
ok,i managed to note it now ^^

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:15 am
Really nice, Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:19 am
Very hopeful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing, Dandelion!

Russell R (87)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:42 am
The Future is in the hands of the Youth! This should have been shown during the Super Bowl Half Time Show. I wonder what kind of reaction it would have had? All I can say is, "You Go Girl!" Listen to the Voice of Innocence!

Gina Caracci (219)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:52 pm
Im in tears with the song, the message and the total truth behind it. If we dont stop the greed, its all going to be gone. Thanks Dandelion for another great post. I wish I was raised with your culture and Im SORRY for all thats been done to your people. When will people learn?
Subscribed to her as well. What an angel with a fantastic voice and message. Like Russell said : You go girl!"

Susanne R (234)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:34 pm
That was so beautiful! This beautiful child has the grace, talent and wisdom of someone much older! Thank you for sharing this with us, Dandelion!

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:31 am
Thank you Gina, we need to understand that although indigeneous were the canary in the coal mine, had so much torn from them, and continue to be at the butt end of many injustices, the plight of us all lies in the balance. We all need to understand that what happens to one people affects all people, we are all One in Spirit, we are all sisters and brothers to one another.

By not standing up sooner to this injustice we are now having Corporation play out in many areas of the world what was done to the First Nations people. Be it in the rainforest, Africa, or here in the US with the Banksters stealing homes through mortgage scams, the Wall Street types that rig the system so millions loose their retirements, savings, jobs.

The Oil Barons and the Frackers that are destroying our waters, which is the ability to sustain our lives and all life for that matter. What was done to these people is being played out now upon many. If we don't understand that then we will all perish. Our numbers which had been in the millions are now down to 1% of total population, this could happen to the population as a whole. Look around, 99 our of every 100 people gone....leaving 1% of the population left. Oh there is that number again, 1%.....only 1% left. We all know who that will be now don't we?

Devon Leonard (54)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:07 pm
Wonderful beautiful heartfelt song, and singer, that can easily touch even a hardened heart. The truth is always right in front of us... and if we open our hearts there is nothing that can't be done to right the wrongs and together make our Earth a better place...... Thanks so much for sharing the blessing of this old soul of a little girl Dandelion...... :-)

Joan De Chirico (26)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:32 pm
This child surely has the vision...beautiful!!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:25 am
Beautiful child beautiful music!

Nancy C (806)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:41 pm
Thank you Sheryl. This song is a statement of tears for all of us worldwide. So poignant, as you mention the 1% who are indigenous peoples vs the 1% who rule the world...and are ruining our planet...Keep on going Ta'Kaiya Blaney! You're a wonderful role model for all children.

Ellen m (215)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:29 am
I had to take in a few minutes of silence before being able to thank you for sharing that Sheryl.
That was simply beautiful ♥

Rita De Vos (87)
Monday February 11, 2013, 3:30 pm
Thanks again dear Sheryl! This song is really beautiful and her voice sounds divine & angelic ♥♥♥
Ta'Kaiya Blaney is a very special & talented child with a truly beautiful Soul. This made me cry...
Blessings to you all!

Sheryl G (363)
Monday February 11, 2013, 3:35 pm
I thank everyone that took the time to listen to Ta'Kaiya, she seems to draw on our heart and I hope her message reaches many, in particular, those that have the power to stop this destruction of our only home....Earth.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:49 pm
Noted w/ much thanks, Dandelion....just amazing.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:05 pm
Amazing! Thanks for the post.

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Monday February 25, 2013, 11:52 am
Beautifully written and sang, a wonderful little girl! I posted it on Facebook for her message to spread.

alicia m (97)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:49 am
noted, gracias

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:36 am
I go back and watch this video from time to time because I love it so much ~

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:01 am
She is certainly a voice for our Mother and all who dwell upon her. I'm glad I was able to bring her wise words and sweet voice for you to hear.

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:55 pm
Ta'Kaiya Blaney loaned her voice did a wonderful job on this very moving video. The video was made concerning water for the Water Unifies us All. On March 22nd, Join the world in the Synchronized Global Water Ceremony to catalyze a global movement of beauty, love and truth. I realize that this date has now past but that was just the beginning of year long events in hopes of bringing a renewed respect for the water of the Earth.
Unify Love Water

Terry King (113)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:28 pm

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday March 24, 2014, 12:07 am
Such a beautiful child, beautiful voice and beautiful song (Sheryl, it really made my heart stop to see Terry's comment above from February 2013...)

jay way (11)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:02 am
Amazing child ...thankyou Dandelion - xxxxx

Birgit W (160)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:23 am
This girl sings about Canada. Our government does nothing to save our environment.
Thank you very much for sharing Dandelion.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:51 am
I know Giana, her Elmo avatar is easy to spot. Glad her words are still left behind for us to read, thereby she is still with us.

Birgit, she is indeed out of Canada and one of the strong voices to speak up or sing out. She has already logged some extensive travel in sharing the message that the worlds people must get behind.

I'm so disappointed in Canada, the beauty of that Country is something to hold in awe, and I always thought at least in the environment, they prided themselves on maintaining it more than the USA. Canada always seemed a kinder and gentler place as I spent many years living back and forth between the two Countries of USA and there. But it seems with Greed, there is always a selling point, and it appears you have in Office the same type of mentality that we also unfortunately have. Sell their own Mother for a price.....for the Earth is our Mother.

Natalie Away J (125)
Monday March 24, 2014, 9:04 am
This was beautiful - that an 11 year old Ta'Kaiya can sing like this AND she is concerned about the environment too! So many people can learn from her. Thank you Sheryl.

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:34 pm
Ta'Kaiya is most certainly a beautiful, talented, 11 year old.
She is in a position to do great good.
My wish is that she is able to avoid the traps of negative Hollywood influences, that surely, will be in her future.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:51 pm
She is well bedded into her traditional ways.....and is already a well spoken advocate that has gone around the world to speak. I think she is fully aware of Hollywood influences and does her part to awaken others to what is happening to our Earth and all our Relations upon it.

Mitchell D (104)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:43 pm
Yes, Terry's comment gave me pause, as well.

john byrne (50)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:59 am

May she always be guided in the ways of Wisdom & Truth.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 6:13 am
*typo* meant to say Embedded into her traditional ways, not bedded.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:38 pm
Shared again. Sheryl you know how much I love this song. It reduces me to tears everytime I watch this video and think of the destruction regularly being done to the planet. I have watched some of her other videos and she is just an amazing speaker as well.

I agree about Terry's comment. It threw me for a second. I still miss her so much.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 8:35 pm
Beautiful song and beautiful young lady. She is most definitely off to a great start in both music and advocacy.

Shaheen N (64)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 12:49 am
Thanks Sharyl for sharing beautiful video
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