Leona Skye - Sky Kwa
Accomplished Indigenous Visual Artist, Social Activist & Public Speaker
Leona Skye-Grandmond is an Indigenous artists of Ojibwa/Mohawk decent residing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Leona Skye has been highly awarded as a 2021 Niagara Falls Arts and Culture Wall of Fame Inductee, an Allister Yonge Endowment Fund recipient, and has been recognized for her works within the Indigenous communities and the region with Anti-Human trafficking and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women.
Her art can be seen at the St. Catharines Ministry Building in the form of an elaborate 6-foot hand drum, Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, and can be found all over the world from Switzerland, New Zealand, France, Japan, and all over her home-based Turtle Island.
With a great love for her traditional roots, Leona fearlessly creates works directly related to issues concerning her people and heritage through a vast array of images. With an emotional attachment to each piece, she attempts to bring forward the truths surrounding Indigenous people through the beauty of art.