Jaime is Otipemisiwak/Nehiyaw (Métis/Cree) from Lac La Biche in northern, Alberta and Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement where some of the world’s best Métis and First Nation jiggers come from. Jaime is recognized as an international award winning dancer across the Métis homelands. !
With an M.A., in Canadian Studies from Carleton University, she has been an Advisor to past Canadian Ministers in the matters of Indigenous, Youth and Women’s issues. In 2009, Jaime attended a State Visit with former Governor General, The Honourable Michaëlle Jean to Costa Rica, Mexico and Guatemala. !
In 2014, Jaime was the recipient of the Emerging Aboriginal Artist Award from the Ontario Arts
Council for her work in visual arts both contemporary and traditional as well as dance. !
Jaime comes from a talented family including her Grandmother (Nanoosh), who was a well- loved dancer, mother, musician and Fisher Woman. At the age of 35, Nanoosh was murdered in St. Albert, Alberta. Through Jaime’s company called Indigenous Walks, participants learn about the social, political and cultural issues from an Indigenous perspective, including the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The goal of Indigenous Walks is to provide the public with an opportunity to become aware of who Indigenous people are in a safe, interesting and caring environment.
Jaime is an Honour Runner and has been running every single day for a different individual since August 25, 2014. Recently, she received traditional facial tattoos through ceremony and hopes that other Indigenous women embrace the tradition.