Michaella Shannon, is Cree and Lakota from Frog Lake First Nation. She is a TV host and personality, model, actress, writer and facilitator. Michaella is the co-host for APTN television series The Other Side, seasons 3-5. In 2020, Michaella will be seen on the new TV series, The Secret History of the Wild West. As an actor, she is currently working on several new productions that will be released in late fall of 2020.
Michaella is developing her skills as a writer and blogger. Currently, she is writing a number of different television series and continues to write for a variety of online platforms while building her own brand as a blogger. You can subscribe to her blog, Walk With Me, at MichaellaShannon.com
As a model Michaella has walked the runway for prominent shows such as New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Vancouver Fashion Week and the NBA All-Star Weekend Fashion Show in Los Angeles. She was the face of many notable editorial featured pieces. With over 14 years of modeling experience with a wide variety of clientele and campaigns, Michaella has worked with prominent Indigenous designers, top major Canadian companies, and was the cover model for several magazines and editorial features.
Michaella can be seen in the “We Like Your Style” 2019 spring campaign for Nordstrom which featured her on the largest billboard in Canada. She was recently interviewed for her involvement on CityTV, CTV and Breakfast Television.
Although Michaella spends a majority of her time in the fashion, film and media industry, her true passion lies in helping her community and being a positive role model. During National Addictions Awareness Week, and at other events, she facilitated several workshops on alcohol and drug abuse and their close relationship to suicide. Due to the loss of immediate family members, addictions and bereavement topics are two workshops Michaella can facilitate with an open heart as she has witnessed the effects of both. She is passionate about facilitating workshops for young women on reproductive health and self-esteem. She speaks to students about the effects of bullying, decision-making and overcoming negative experiences. She has been called to speak at national conferences like “Honoring our Strengths” in Ottawa, ON and continues to travel to First Nation communities to motivate youth.