EPISODE 9 – REGINA
Written and directed by Angie-Pepper O’Bomsawin
Born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan, Stacey Fayant is a Metis and Cree tattoo artist who has found a way to give back to her urban Indigenous community by revitalizing the practice of skin stich and hand poke
Stacey Fayant is Métis, Nehiyaw and Saulteaux on her father’s side and French on her mother’s side. She is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. Her art practice has always focused on concepts surrounding identity and trauma in relation to colonialism and racism, but also in relation to family, community, and healing.
She sees tattooing as a means of reconnecting people and communities, providing a healing medicine for traumas inflicted by colonization and a connection to our Indigenous ancestors, a way home. The act of tattoo is an act of resistance, an act of love and an act of sharing.