Indigenous TikTokers In Canada You Need To Follow

TikTok has allowed Indigenous content creators to not only raise awareness about issues affecting their communities in Canada but also to share their histories, personal stories and ancestry with the online world.

From showcasing their culture to their art, fashion, music or lived experiences, these Indigenous creators in Canada are taking over TikTok for good reason. Are you following them yet? Because, if not, you should be.

Kayuula Nova (@kayuulanova)

@kayuulanova

Let me know what it sounds like in the comment. #throatsinging #inuittiktok #indigenoustiktok @shinanova

Kayuula Nova is a Montreal-based Inuk creator whose throat singing TikToks with her daughter, Shina Nova, went viral.

Her 500,000 followers have been able to learn about the realities of living on Inuk land, Inuk music and arts, as well as Inuk-style arctic char and other traditional foods.

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Mynameisaicha (@aichella)

@aichella

First Pow Wow in forever! Felt so good to dance in Kanehsatake (Mohawk territory) ❤️‍🔥✨🙏🏾 #indigenoustiktok #powwowtrail #fancyshawl

Aïcha is an AfroIndigenous Wendat dancer and creator based in Quebec who expresses her distinct style through dance, showcasing traditional Indigenous dress for powwows, as well as her passion for beadwork.

Aïcha also uses her TikTok platform to teach her 225,000 followers about Indigenous slang, derived from English words.

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Lesley Hampton (@lesleyhampton)

@lesley_hampton

I was honoured to model for @scottwabano and their debut collection! #nativetiktoks #fashion #indigenousfashion #foryou #curvemodel @bnmmodels

Lesley Hampton is an Anishinaabe and Third-Culture model based in Toronto who aims to make an impact on Indigenous communities through fashion.

Hampton's brand won the 2021 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards' Fashion Impact award — and on TikTok, she said her fellow creators are collectively "shifting the industry, breaking down barriers, decolonizing fashion and rebuilding it to include ALL bodies."

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Michelle Chubb (@indigenous_baddie)

@indigenous_baddie

Old style jingle special 😋 #indigenous #culture #jingledress

Michelle Chubb is a Winnipeg-based Nehinaw (Swampy Cree tribe and Buffalo Clan) TikTok influencer and jingle dress dancer. Chubb was showcased in Sephora's first-ever National Indigenous History Month campaign in June.

Chubb uses TikTok to stand up for Indigenous rights and showcase traditional dress, like her ribbon skirt and beaded earring collections.

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Ashyaelizabeth (@ashyaelizabeth)

@ashyaelizabeth

Reply to @commonsenseplease2 thanks for giving me stuff to talk about with your bs #colonizerculture #colonizerscalledout #indigenoustiktok

Ashyaelizabeth is a Vancouver-based jewelry creator and TikTok influencer who's part of the Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Cree First Nation based in Saskatchewan.

She's the owner of Innerwolfjewelry and Innerwolftoothgems, showcasing her talents through Instagram as a jeweller while raising awareness for the lack of services available to remote First Nation communities via TikTok.

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Kairyn Potts (@ohkairyn)

Kairyn Potts is a Two-Spirit comedian and Twitch streamer based in Toronto from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Alberta.

Potts not only represents a community of Indigi-gamers on Twitch, but does so while creating Indigenous comedy on TikTok, raising awareness about Indigenous languages and shedding light on 2STok, a community of Two-Spirit creators on the app.

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Bernice Kootoo Clarke (@bernicekootooclarke)

@bernicekootooclarke

#frenchbraid #myfavorite #cousin#indigenoustiktok

Bernice Kootoo Clarke is the owner of Uasau Soap, an Indigenous-owned company specializing in Inuit self-care products.

Kootoo Clarke's brand sells body butters, salves, balms, soaps and oils derived from Bowhead whale oil, Bearded Seal oil, Kamiik grease and Narwhal Milk. She also showcases Inuk culture on TikTok from Nunavut.

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