About Jackie & Oliver

Jackie & Oliver

Jackie Labonte (tekaiatakwas) is self identified from the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk
Nation, Six Nations of Grand River Territory. She resides in the Niagara region, having
worked with Native organizations for over thirty years providing services, sharing
Traditional Teachings and serving as a Cultural Advisor.

Oliver Nobosin is self-identified from Swampy Cree and mixed German/Welsh descent, having lived and grown up in both the Niagara and North Bay regions. He is an established singer/drummer and drum maker, having facilitated many requests for custom-designed Native drums for individuals and groups, both domestic and abroad.

Jackie and Oliver are life partners, having been together for over twenty years. They are
blessed with 4 children and 12 grandchildren… to date, and many more nieces and nephews. Together they are the co-founders of ‘Kimisken Cultural Workshops and Circles’, which provides cultural awareness through hands-on learning to a broad range of private groups and public organizations.