She is renowned for her strong expression inspired by her many travels, experiences, relationship and Haudenosaunee perspective. She is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and media artist. Her writings include poetry, short fiction, science fiction, playwriting, spoken word performance poetry and video poetry. She has been nominated for Best Spoken Word Recording at the Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards.
Janet’s literary works include: Splitting the Heart, 200)7, Red Erotic, 2010, Un-earthed, 2011, Peace in Duress, 2014, Totem Poles and Railroads, 2016, and As Long As the Sun Shines (English edition, 2018, Mohawk language edition released in 2019.
Janet has extensive experience in radio and has also produced radio documentaries; Bring Your Drum: 50 Years of Indigenous Protest Music. Resonating Reconciliation received awards for Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. She was the City of Victoria Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014. Janet continues to share her journey toward inner peace from the Indigenous perspective in the hope it will guide, interpret and inspire others to find their own truths and identity.
Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce our partnership with Skateboard Project 2023!The Skateboard Project is an initiative that aims to promote Onkwehón:we artwork, active bodies, and collaboration between cultural centers across multiple Indigenous communities.In its second year, Kahnawà:ke, Kanehsatà:ke, Kenhtè:ke, Ahkwesáhsne and Six Nations came together to create seven skateboards graphics showcasing the range of styles and cultural imagery.Skateboard culture values inclusivity, individuality, creativity, and freedom and blending these with Indigenous traditions has created a project that connects communities through local art and skateboarding.Profits from the skateboard sales go towards compensation for the artist’s work and to help fund events related to June 21st (Go Skate Day/Indigenous Day/First Day of Summer).We hope to see more Indigenous communities being part of the project in the future!Woodland Cultural Centre is thrilled to participate in this fantastic community project. We will feature the seven skateboards from the participating artists in our online gift store and in the Stan Hill Gallery starting Saturday, February 18. Visit our website to support Skateboard Project 2023: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/skateboard-project-2023/... See MoreSee Less