Our History

Dr. Suzanne Rochon-Burnett formed Kakekalanicks Inc. as a native art/issues consulting company to help launch the careers of numerous Aboriginal artists. She was a mentor and leader who paved the way for a generation of Aboriginal women in media and communications. Michele-Elise Burnett was raised with an ambition and passion for broadcasting that stems from her mother. Michele-Elise partnering with her mother Suzanne, owned and operated Spirit 91.7 FM Radio, serving Southern Ontario and Western New York. The accomplished mother and daughter team were the first Aboriginal women to be granted a private broadcasting license in Canada.

About us


Kakekalanicks is an Indigenous Consulting and Professional Service Company. We educate audiences about the deep rooted beauty of our culture, heritage and traditions through the medium of the Arts, Education, and Facilitation.

Michele-Elise Burnett and the Kakekalanicks Team look forward to carrying the mantle that has been laid down by such an incredible legacy.

Kakekalanicks is owned and operated by Metis Nation’s Michèle-Elise Burnett Established in the early 1980’s and re-launched in 2016, the philosophical underpinnings of Kakekalanicks are rooted in the same traditional beliefs and ideology that inspired the company’s late founder, Suzanne Rochon Burnett. 

We foster a great sense of belonging, support of meaningful reconciliation, and actively promote our legacy of goodwill for the seven future generations. We are an organization passionate about bringing all Nations together to learn, share and celebrate our diversity, creativity, resilience, vitality of our FNMI populations.


Third annual Celebration of Nations

A successful weeeknd filled with conversation, teachings, support, courage, and growth. We are honoured to have been able to share the many gifts from the Creator. Chi Miigwetch, a heartfelt thank you to the artists, participants and community that gathered together for Celebration of Nations this past weekend


Niagara’s Women in Business

Recipient of the Culture Arts Award from the GNCC Women in Niagara for for success and contributions to the community.