Livia
Manywounds

Livia Manywounds
Dancing Storm Designs
Owner & Founder

Livia Manywounds (Blackfoot Woman) is from the Tsuut’ina (Dene) and Siksika (Blackfoot) Nations located in Southern Alberta. This former CBC News Reporter operated a first of its kind pop up bureau, reporting stories from Southern Alberta First Nations. She was a associate producer for two CBC Radio shows. Now, She is the owner and founder of Dancing Storm Designs. She is a first generation business owner. This rising designer creates custom one-of-a-kind pieces rooted in Indigenous culture. Her focus is mainly indigenous inspired formal wear but creates all forms of indigenous fashion mixed with contemporary and traditional influence. She has more than 10 years of sewing experience. Livia recently participated in first of its kind prestigious Indigenous Haute Couture Fashion Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity. This ambitious designer will be featured by Mount Royal University’s entrepreneurship gallery showcase, highlighting Indigenous women entrepreneurs who inspire, encourage and represent leadership. Livia will also be featured as a runway designer for indigenous fashion week Toronto June 2022. She is the recipient of the 2019 Community Futures Treaty 7 – Indigenous Business Builder Series Award. She was featured in the Globe and Mail in 2021 sharing her story as an Indigenous designer, artist, crafter and horsewoman. Livia has combined her passion with her roots while healing through threads of her creations. Her slogan, “A Buffalo Robe tells the stories of my ancestors, my creations tell my story.”