Nikki LaRock is an artist, entrepreneur, youth mentor, motivational speaker, mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. She is from Yakweakwioose in Chilliwack, BC and Sts’ailes First Nation.
“I began my new life journey on the red path in 1999, connecting to my cultural ways of healing, finding myself, learning my history and gaining an understanding of myself and why I did things the way I did. As I continued on this learning journey, I was able to look back at my life and begin my healing from as far back as I could remember. I began to understand my triggers, my hurts, my fears and where my sadness came from. This is where I found art as a passion, as I was able to express myself through my art. It soon became my savior. All thanks to my art and culture, I was able to overcome my mental health issues of depression, extreme panic and anxiety attacks and low self-esteem and maintain a well-balanced life”