Rhonda Lucy

Rhonda Lucy – Tsiktsinensawe Yakonkwe is a 2 Spirit Mohawk woman of Indigenous and northern European ancestry based in Toronto. Recently named one of the top 40 under 40 indigenous artists for social change. Named Indigenous Youth Leader of the year in 2016 by Inspirit Foundation. Founder of The Toronto Indigenous Filmmakers Collective and Sun Raven Arts. An accomplished technician (IATSE 873, CAFTCAD, WIFT, and ACCT), an entrepreneur with a background in creative direction, film, live performance, fashion/SPFX costuming, mask/puppetry, sculpture arts, and writing. Recipient of the Netflix ISO apprenticeship sponsorship in 2021. A published writer and visual artist was awarded 4 literary grants in 2020 by the Ontario Arts Council for her short story Lantern Fishing. She is an alumni of the 2018 CBC Indigenous New voices program and is their first student to world premiere their film at imagineNATIVE’s film festival at Bell Tiff Lightbox. Designer for the Toronto Community Arts Guild community arts programs and the creation of public artworks, such as monuments and community art pieces, her projects have toured the country and been used in lectures, films, and plays with education initiatives throughout Canada.