Massey Whiteknife

Massey Whiteknife

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Edmonton, Alberta

Award Winning Indigenous Entrepreneur & Indigenous Two Spirit Inclusion Expert

Massey Whiteknife is a Two-Spirit Indigenous keynote speaker, entrepreneur, 2SLGBTQ advocate that is on an inclusive mission to bring innovation through ED&I. Massey grew up in Fort McKay, Alberta, Canada, who later moved to Fort McMurray to become start a successful occupational health and safety consulting agency. Massey is now involved with multiple start ups, economic development initiatives and diversity and inclusion strategies working with large corporations, First Nation communities & governments to create strategic partnerships & bring new outcomes for his communities.
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MASSEY WHITEKNIFE BIOGRAPHY

Massey Whiteknife is an Award-Winning Indigenous businessman, serial Entrepreneur, industry relations, economic development expert with a 25-year background in occupational Health & Safety Embraces Two-Spirit Lifestyle. Massey whiteknife is much more than an oil-patch entrepreneur who overcame great adversity to build a multi-million-dollar enterprise. As a proud member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the founder and of ICEIS Safety ltd, Koda-Cree ltd and founded the indigenous project foundation Massey Whiteknife is also an entertainer known as Iceis Rain his second spirit whose global celebrity and extraordinary life story are inspiring audiences from all walks of life.

Massey Whiteknife built a thriving enterprise with ICEIS Safety, in part by assuring customers that his sexuality wasn’t a reason not to hire him. Now a sought-after public speaker, Massey Whiteknife helps others develop the tools they need to overcome adversity and succeed in their lives and careers. What’s so refreshing is that he’s willing to share not only the highs but also the lows of his exceptional life. Massey’s Two-Spirit personality is Iceis Rain, “Queen of the Oil Patch”. Iceis is an award winning recording artist, singer, song writer and corporate entertainer that dissociates from Massy and becomes the other side of his spirit, Oil-Sands Tycoon and a fiery entertainer with a penchant for peacock headdresses, fur coats and sparkly stilettos.

At one point in his career, Massey Whiteknife was on top of the world as business accolades and awards poured in, including the 2016 Eagle Feather Award of Distinction and 2011 youth entrepreneur of Alberta, Canada. But with the collapse in the price of oil and the Fort McMurray wildfires, Massey Whiteknife lost everything and was forced to move to Edmonton to regroup. Now, after a rough couple of years, he is stronger than ever, Iceis safety turned to online safety training and koda-cree delivers his highly successful employment and job readiness program (the get ready program) Massey had to adapt to the dynamics of an industry experiencing huge change. “No matter what I go through I try to look at the positives in everything,” Massey Whiteknife says. “Every day when you wake up and put your shoes on, what you do is up to you.”

Having endured years of childhood sexual abuse, gang rape, bullying, addiction and homelessness, Massey Whiteknife learned to cope by embracing the other side of himself: his second spirit the female spirit know to all as Iceis Rain a fiery woman with comedic style and sparkly stilettos. Iceis Rain taught him to be strong, aggressive and to always give back to the people and the land. Massey Whiteknife is two-spirit, a term First Nations people use to describe someone with both masculine and feminine identities. Embodied in the same person, Massey Whiteknife is an oil sands tycoon specializing in occupational health and safety and sustainable economic development, while Iceis Rain is a female jingle and fancy shall pow-wow dancer an anti-bully advocaat and the Canadian ambassador for one better world collective global. A multi-nominated recording artist and the international music ambassador for indigenous music global.

Iceis Rain has become the most recognized Two Spirit in Canada and the United States speaking at universities across turtle island and performing for thousands and was the first two spirit to perform on national television at the 2015 Aboriginal Canadian music awards. Iceis Rain has been featured in Alberta Venture magazine, on breakfast television, City TV, CTV, Entertainment tonight, ET Canada, numerous radios shows and podcasts. In 2013, she appeared in the critically acclaimed award-winning documentary, Oil Sands Karaoke. Her debut album The Queen, a collection of rock anthems and ballads with country flair, garnered five nominations at the 2014 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, and she currently stars in the award-winning APTN docuseries Queen of the Oil Patch with another award winning second season now airing on APTN lumi.

Iceis Rain and Massey’s stage presence, dedication to their professions and commitment to being a voice for the voiceless ensure that attendees of their public-speaking engagements will leave audiences feeling inspire, educated and will feel empowered to look at life as an opportunity to follow their dreams.

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Indigenous in Music with Massey Whiteknife aka Iceis Rain Interview (Pop)

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Businessman Massey Whiteknife on transitioning into ‘two-spirited’ artist Iceis Rain

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Successful Fort Mac businessman tougher as drag queen Iceis Rain

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Massey Whiteknife Topic Presentations

Two Spirit Awareness

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This session is an in-depth look at the indigenous “Two-Spirit Peoples’, its history, facts and misconceptions. With information on ways to accept and flourish as a two-spirit and to provide the participants the insight to appreciate and acknowledge the Indigenous ;Two-Spirit Peoples” of Canada as they once were.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman + Turner Syndrome Awareness

Indigenous Addictions and Mental Health Awareness

Indigenous Awareness and Protocols

Creative & Customized Business Leadership & Economic Development Topics

Creative & Customized Change Management Topics

Creative & Customized Diversity & Inclusion Topics

Creative & Customized Mental Health Topics

Creative & Customized Resilience Topics

Creative & Customized Health & Peak Performance Topics:

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