“ I am a creative artist ever inspired by nature and the natural world. I make a difference in the lives of others by sharing my life experiences and knowledge about California Native Americans. I have the gift of communication, and challenge myself to utilize this gift to deliver powerfully effective messages for others. My personal mission, which I intend to carry-out in my career, is to contribute toward the goal of global education with emphasis on promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world. “
Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, Hahashkani, which in Chumash means “Coyote Woman”. She is proud of her heritage and her native name (though it comes with its own back-story) and is very active in the Native Community. She is an Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, Student and Teacher. Daughter of Ann-Marie Sayers and was raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family, which currently is available for anyone in need of ceremony. Kanyon’s art has beenfeatured at the De Young Museum, The Somarts Gallery, Snag Magazine, and numerous school projects. She is a recent graduate with her A.S and B.S from the Art Institute of California, Sunnyvale, majored in Web Design. She is motivated to learn, teach, and continuing doing what she loves, Art.
Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash Native American, Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Hahashkani-Coyote Woman) – art is a sincere expression of her Native heritage. Kanyon’s visual descriptions are always based on nature and the natural world. Dedicated and active in the Native Community, Kanyon’s leadership serves as an artist, poet, activist, student and teacher for up and coming scholars ready to challenge their creative paths. Kanyon’s lifelong artistic vision is to convey principal ideas of Native culture through visual means.