“During Nikki’s time at the school she has demonstrated tremendous skill in leadership and teaching of young people. All of the staff and students have been impressed by her kindness, positive attitude, and deep understanding of the culture.” – Karl King, Cultural Coordinator and Educational Assistant at Lloyd S. King Elementary, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

“The teachings that Nikki has brought to Community Living Six Nations are priceless. The stories, the many dances and meanings, her traditional crafts/ clothing, even the way she raises her family. The way she teaches and shares her gifts with the individuals at this agency takes a special person, patient and confident with her own self.” – Joel Jamieson, Social Enterprise and Inclusion Supervisor, Community Living Six Nations

“We engaged Nikki to perform at a large youth conference at Brock University. Nikki was prompt, warm with participants and very professional. As always, her hoop dancing was superb” – Janie Hodson

“To whom it may concern,
We had the pleasure of experiencing Nikki Shawana’s traditional hoop dance as part of our opening ceremonies celebration in June of 2017 on Mississauga’s Celebration Square.
Many, in the audience of 450 people had never seen this kind of Aboriginal presentation
and the response was outstanding with our Mayor, Bonnie Crombie adding her comments at how interesting and exciting it was to see Nicole perform this beautiful dance. Nikki was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to highlight a performance of this nature as part of their event.” – Ron Duquette, President & Founder, Legends Row