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Cherish Violet Blood is an actor, storyteller, comedian, activist and Blackfoot woman. She is a graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto, ON and has performed all over North America.

Select credits include creator/performer in Material Witness (Spiderwoman Theatre in residence at The Red House in Syracuse, NY), creator/performer in Making Treaty 7 directed by Blake Brooker and Michelle Thrush in Calgary, AB, the lead role in Maria Gets A New Life by Cliff Cardinal (Summerworks Festival).

One of Cherish’s favourite roles is playing Annie Cook in The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway. As a natural comedian Cherish has hosted CD Release Parties for such artists as Cris Derksen, Tara Williamson, Timber Timbre and Fiver as well as community events and fundraisers.

Cherish enjoys traditional hand drumming, contemporary singing and has trained with Micah Barnes at the Banff Centre Vocal Intensive.