Member since: February 15, 2012
Aaron Paquette is one of Canada's leading First Nations artists and the founder of Cree8 Success, a method of developing creativity for youth, teachers and enterprise.
As a troubled youth he struggled and wandered through depression, poverty, and confusion. He came to a crisis one morning on the guardrails of Edmonton's High Level Bridge and survived.
Though he didn't yet know his path he finally knew there was one for him. Over the years he has delved deep into traditional practices of finding happiness and peace through his art that have changed his life forever. He shares this message through his paintings, writings and speaking and has garnered national exposure and interest for his work. He has been seen and heard in various media including documentaries about his life, interviews, and news articles.
He has been seen on Bravo, CTV, CityTV and heard on CBC, Aboriginal Voices Radio, and across Canada.
Aaron believes everyone can succeed if given the proper tools and methods to tap into their own personal truths and power. He draws in part from his Metis and Cree background to teach these concepts.
In demand to appear as a presenter, speaker, and trainer he has come a long way from the lost youth that saw no value in his own life.
His unique understanding of the personal challenges people face and how they achieve success on their own terms with the amazing power of their own creativity is what draws him to teach, speak and provide workshop opportunities for schools and organizations.