Sequan Metatawabin

Sequan Metatawabin is from the Fort Albany First Nation in Treaty No. 9 in Northern Ontario, Canada. She is Mushkegowuk Cree on her dad’s side and Woodland Cree from her mother’s side. “Sequan” means spring (the season) in Cree. 

Her runway experiences include modeling with Otahpiaaki Fashion Showcase in 2018 and 2019 for Indigenous designers. Her first film experience occurred this year when she acted in a documentary, Surviving Earth, which will air in 2024 on NBC and Peacock. 

Sequan has danced powwow as a jingle dress dancer since she could walk and enjoys cultural celebrations. She was given the Indian name, Sacred Mink Woman from Blackfoot Elder Audrey Weaseltraveller of the Piikani Nation and is proud to be adopted into the Blackfoot Nation. 

Recently, Sequan participated in Modelling 101, which was put on by HEAL (Helping Every Artist Live), from a group of young Indigenous creators and leaders that are strengthening, developing and invigorating young, creative Indigenous minds.

Photographer (Photo 1): Tenille K. Campbell
Photographer (Photo 2): YGH Photography