Killa Ch’aska Mitchell-Atencio, who comes from Listuguj First Nation in Mi’kmaq Territory
(Quebec, Canada) is the owner of Moonlight Works. Proud of her Mi’kmaq and Quechua ancestry she enthusiastically shares and expresses her culture through her art. She began beading in 2012 and has not stopped since. She went through YAC’s Artpreneur program in 2014 and has received many opportunities through the program, and since becoming alumni. She has vended at various events across the province, been featured as a Case Study in Aboriginal Business for Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business, and has been featured in a few art exhibits including the Sharing Stories Exhibit for the New Brunswick Craft Council (2016) and the 4th Wall Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2016). Also a newcomer Spoken Word artist, she has performed at various functions in Halifax and enjoys writing about and engaging with social justice causes.