Kaya Wheeler was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a member of the Sagkeeng Frist Nation. Her family comes from both Sagkeeng First Nation and George Gordon First Nation. In 2012 Kaya graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies. Since graduating Kaya has worked within the Indigenous community in Winnipeg, mostly in the area of youth homelessness. Recently Kaya has had the opportunity to travel to places like Namibia, Africa and Scotland, United Kingdom, and is looking forward to new adventures and experiences.