Dani Beaudoin (she/her/hers) is of Metis background, meaning she has mixed ancestry of Indigenous (Innu) and European. She is currently living in the Siperkne’katik (Wolfville) district of Mi’kma’ki on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. She currently is in the last year of her Bachelor of Education at Acadia University.
She has always loved the arts and her main mediums are watercolor and most recently embroidery. Dani has recently starting merging her love for social justice and the arts to raise funds for a variety of different causes. Most recently, she created a collection of pieces celebrating and providing information of influential Black people, and the collection raised 1070$ in 10 days to support Black Lives Matter in Nova-Scotia.
Following that project, in the summer of 2020, she and her friend Danika Berghamer created another collection of 12 pieces celebrating Indigenous people to raise funds for 2 initiatives (Smudge Don't Judge and the Jordan’s Principle). This summer project not only brought awareness and insights to all these phenomenal individuals, but it also raised 635$. Dani and Danika are currently working on a project entitled Land Back which is raising funds to support the Treaty of 1752.