NATIVE YOUTH/ADULT MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER SUZETTE AMAYA Creator & Producer/Host The Award-Winning Radio Show ThinkNDN 102.7fm CFRO ~ National Aboriginal Role Model National Aboriginal Health Organization ~ Owner & Photographer SAMAYA ENTERTAINMENT ~ Hip Hop/Urban/Pop Host CBC Radio 3 AB-ORIGINALS WORKSHOPS ~ Building Confidence & Esteem ~ Self Image & Photography ~ Tools to Goal SettingLOVE ~ Loving Yourself is Essential to Becoming Confident, ~ The Know How on RadioSuzette will take you on her Personal story of Surviving Adversities &Insecurities to Truly Loving Yourself ~ Aboriginal Media & Arts ~ Residential School & AbuseLIVE ~ To Live is to Follow your Dreams and Commit to makingyour Goals a Priority. Suzette will Give Tips and Ideas to Living a ~ Employment StrategiesPositive Lifestyle. ~ Basics of Digital PhotographyLEAD ~ Become a Leader! Work on carving your own path and ~ Self Marketing & Networkingbecome a Role Model in Your Community! Suzette will discuss theimportance of finding Healthy Mentors and how she became a National ~ Effective Marketing & PromotionsRole Model. BOOK SUZETTE TODAY!C: 604.779.5667 F: 778.329.2402 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.myspace.com/samaya
SUZETTE AMAYABIOSuzette Amaya, Kwakwak wakw, Cree, Nisga’a, Coast Salish, Born and raised in EastVancouver, BC. Moved to Tsulquate Reserve in 1987-1995. Graduated from Port HardySecondary obtained a Diploma in Criminology and Associates of Arts Degree. SuzetteAmaya is a mother of two. Currently Ms. Amaya hold many roles within the VancouverCommunity, a Support worker with St. James Community Service Society, working withWomen & Children in the Downtown Eastside with Homelessness, Poverty, Addictions,HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and those suffering from Emotional, Physical, Financial, andSexual Abuse. Suzette is passionate about helping youth through addictions, MCFD issues,homelessness, abuse and schooling.Suzette Amaya also Created, Produces/Hosts the widely listened & Award-Winning Radio ThinkNDN 102.7fm CFROShow ThinkNDN 102.7fm CFRO, Aired Live Mondays 8-9pm PST also heard Online atwww.coopradio.org Myspace: www.myspace.com/thinkndn 3x Winner at the Aboriginal Mondays 8-9pm PSTPeoples Choice Music Awards (Winnipeg MB) 2008, 2009, 2011 Listen Online at www.coopradio.orgwww.aboriginalpeopleschoice.comHip Hop Host for CBC Radio 3 AB-ORIGINALS Suzette Amaya shares new hidden Hip HopTalent with the World Wide Web as well as Features established Hip Hop/Pop/Urban Artists,Ms. Amaya is one of 4 Hosts on Ab-Originals, includes – Wab Kines, Miss Melissa andBrian McCleod. (Produced By Kim Ziervogul) www.radio3.cbc.caOwner and Photographer of SAMAYA ENTERTAINMENT, Suzette Amaya is known forManaging Successful Pop Artist JOEY STYLEZ www.joeystylezmusic.com and is creditedfor being one of Vancouver’s Successful Freelance Aboriginal Events Coordinator/Publicistfor Special Events, Concerts, Fashion Shows and Conferences, and the Producer ofVancouver’s First Cross Boarder Aboriginal Hip Hop Cd Compilation “Settin’ ThaPrecedence” I & II JOEY STYLEZSuzette Amaya is also one of the Alumni 2007/2008 National Aboriginal Role Models with www.joeystylezmusic.comthe National Aboriginal Health Organization, where she travels across Canada doingMotivational Speeches and Promotes Living a Healthy Lifestyle. www.naho.caMs. Amaya is proud to have knowledge of her culture and share it in performance in a groupthat she has been apart of for many years, Kwakwak wakw Group - THE LE LA LADANCERS, www.lelaladancers.com owned by George Taylor. The Group has beenhonored to travel internationally, and have graced many stages during the 2010 VancouverOlympics, as well as one of many resident professional dance groups during the summer of2010 in the Vancouver Stanley Park - Kla How Eya Village. CBC RADIO 3 AB-ORIGINALSAPTN – BACK IN THE DAY, Suzette Amaya is one of 6 Aboriginal City Slickers who adjust www.radio3.cbc.cato living along the Mighty Fraser River, this Reality Show Series has it all – Traditionalteachings, Drama, Laughs and a Learning experience the Cast Members will never forget!www.backintheday.caMs. Amaya has been facilitating workshops for Youth and Adults, across CANADA atConferences, On Reserves, High Schools and Community Organizations. Her desire andpassion is to motivate and explore the issues Aboriginal young people face and offeralternatives in carving the paths to individual future plans to ensure healthy well being andpride in being Indigenous Peoples. Touching on topics such as; Sexual Abuse, Residential National Aboriginal Role ModelSchool, Building Confidence & Esteem, Radio, Media & Arts, Self Image, Employment www.naho.ca/rolemodelStrategies and Goal Setting.
SUZETTE AMAYAMediaSuzette Amaya has received wide media coverage for her efforts in building esteem in the Aboriginal Communities throughher annual Aboriginal Calendars, Radio Show - ThinkNDN and Accomplishments in Promoting Aboriginal Talents in Media &Arts. Media Coverage includes: APTN Venturing Forth, CityTV, CTV First Story, APTN BACK IN THE DAY, The ProvinceNewspaper, SharedVision Magazine, Redwire Magazine, APTN Beyond Words, APTN MYTV, Redskin Magazine, NCI105.5fm Winnipeg, CFNR ROCK BC, CBC Radio 3 & Radio One, Peguis Radio 102.7fm, Native America Calling, TheWestender, Redwaybc.ca, ShawTV – Urban Rush, Coyote News, NAICA, Windspeaker, Spirit Magazine, SAY Magazine,NativeVue, Khatou Newspaper, Aboriginal Youth Network, RezX Magazine and Cameo Appearances in Kinnie Starr’s MusicVideo (LaLeLaLa) and Manik1derfuls Music Video (Commercial Drive) both aired on Much Music.Photography ClientsPhotography Clients Include: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Greater Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy,SharedVision Magazine, Georgia Straight, City of Vancouver, Aboriginal Mothers Centre (ID Plus), Indigenous Media ArtsGroup – IMAGeNation Film Festival, Chief Dan George Centre, and the Aboriginal Youth Theatre Program (RenaeMorriseau), G & N Band.Websites/AffiliationsThinkNDN 102.7fm CFRO Owner/Producer www.myspace.com/thinkndnSAMAYA Entertainment Owner/Photographer www.myspace.com/samayaJOEY STYLEZ Artist Management www.joeystylezmusic.comCo-op Radio 102.7fm CFRO Show Producer www.coopradio.orgSt. James Community Services Society Support Worker www.sjcss.comCBC Radio 3 AB-ORIGINAL Show Hip Hop Host www.radio3.cbc.caBACK IN THE DAY – APTN Reality TV Participant www.backintheday.caLe La La Dancers Traditional Dancer www.lelaladancers.comFacilitation ExperienceSuzette Amaya has been facilitating workshops on a regular basis (2-4 workshops each month) across BC to Aboriginalgroups of all ages, at large conferences of an audience of 250 to smaller in large auditoriums and small classes. S.Amayaspeaks on Reserve, Conferences, High Schools, Adult ACCESS Bladerunners and Friendship Centres. Suzette alsovoluntarily mentors youth regularly in various topics, mainly based on Media & Arts, training youth & young adults to excel infields such as Radio, Marketing, Personal Development and Aboriginal Media.The workshops Suzette facilitates are interactive and attendees have received the workshops with positive response, which isevident in the amount of requests to attend conferences and reserves regularly. Feedback from Host organization andconference coordinators has been positive and well received. Most recent notable Youth Conferences Suzette Amaya hasFacilitated Workshops at are: the Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference (BC), Spirit Seekers Youth Conference (Alta),NAAF Blue Print Conference (BC, SK, NWT), Alberta Sexual Abuse Conference, Dreamcatcher Youth Conference (Alta), LaLoche (SK) Youth Conference, Lac La Biche Youth Conference (Alta), Vision Your Future (BC), Cowichan Film Festival (BC),and the North American Indigenous Games (BC)EquipmentThe Presentation will be on PowerPoint with a DVD Presentation, IF NOT AVAILABLE Presenters will provide, LCD Projector, Laptop,Screen, DVD Player and Sound Equipment. Presenter may require access to photocopier for handouts if possible, and pens and paperfor participants. If the group is a smaller group or in class Ms. Amaya may require a flip chart and markers or white board. LIKE THE SUZETTE AMAYA FACEBOOK PAGE TODAY!
SUZETTE AMAYA FOLLOW @SUZETTEAMAYA ON TWITTERWorkshop ObjectiveSuzette Amaya’s workshops will assist in participants gaining an understanding of the struggles many Aboriginal Peoples face whomhave been touched by Assimilation, Acculturation, Poverty, Abuse, Residential Schooling, Addiction and those surrounding its victims.The objective also is to discuss how Negative Experiences and Our personal History have been directly correlated to our success in life.The goal is to show how the negative feelings that go with stereotypes, guilt and shame can be worked on through a healing journey canfree us to positively build esteem, confidence and live life, pursuing our goals to success. Participants will also have the opportunity topurchase the ThinkNDN Aboriginal Hip Hop CD Compilation, “Settin’ Tha Precedence” I & II - Produced by Suzette AmayaOther ServicesThe Multi-talented Ms. Amaya provides other Services upon Request, Contract work is negotiable:• Graphic Design • Fashion Show Coordination• Event Coordination • Photography• Marketing • Freelance Booking of Artists• One-on-One Time with Youth & Young Adults • Event Promotions• Individual Marketing & Self Esteem Makeovers • Media RelationsRecent News“BACK IN THE DAY” Suzette Amaya, a Cast Member on theNew APTN Reality Show “Back In the Day” Set at the FraserValley, where 6 Young Aboriginal Young Adults Move from theUrban setting to try their hand at living without any luxuries,technology, communication and live off the land, building theirshelter, cooking all foods they catch in the environment on anopen fire and learning about the Traditional cultural ways ofthe Coast Salish Peoples. 6 Episodes www.backintheday.caJOEY STYLEZ & SUZETTE AMAYA ON TOUR – Availablefor Bookings - Book for your Next Youth Conference, Keynoteand MC, Dance, Club Event, various Special Events.Bookings with JOEY STYLEZ May include his House Band –NIGHT SWITCH Band Members Include: Lancelot Knight,Dominic LaPlante, Daniel Knight.ARTIST CONSULTATION, SAMAYA Entertainment isavailable for Artist Promotion, Music Industry One on OneConsultations, Marketing Renovations, Fan Building, andFreelance Booking Management & Support.CBC RADIO 3 AB-ORIGINALS Hip Hop/Pop/Urban HostSuzette Amaya features established Aboriginal Artists, as wellas New to the Scene Artists, on this upbeat, one of a kindmust Listen to Pod-Latch www.radio3.cbc.ca Contact InformationCell: 604.779.5667 Fax/Tel: 778.329.2402 Email: email@example.com Site: www.myspace.com/samaya