William and Kally Kaysaywaysemat
Meet William and Kally Kaysaywaysemat. These two brothers are leaders among their peers and are from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Saskatchewan.
William Kaysaywaysemat III is 10-years-old. His traditional name is Yellow Thunderbird Man. Math is his favourite subject and hockey is his favourite sport. William has been dancing powwow since he was 3 years old, travelling to powwows with his family almost every weekend in the summer. He has had the great honour and responsibility of being the Little Warrior for his own First Nation, Kahkewistahaw as the whole Treaty 4 territory. William enjoys hockey and soccer and is no stranger to crowds. William has represented in the Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) which is an educational organization that encourages youth, parents, teachers and the community at large to participate in the education process. William Kaysaywaysemat III is a spelling bee champ!
Kally Kaysaywaysemat is 7 years old and currently is our Treaty 4 territory Little Warrior 2017-2018. His traditional name is Galloping Red Buffalo. Kally has danced powwow since he was 4 years old and raised the Treaty 4 flag at the Moose Jaw City Flag Raising Ceremony beside Elder Gerry Stonechild in October of 2017. He loves skating, reading, music, art and dancing powwow.
These two young men are entrenched in their culture and traditions and journey along a strong supportive family. They love dancing powwow. We are extremely excited to have them join us in their regalia and share their story and dance with our youth in our school tours throughout the week of Atamiskākēwak National Gathering 2018.