Suzette Amaya, Kwakwak wakw, Cree, Nisga, Coast Salish, Born and raised in East Vancouver, BC. Moved to Tsulquate Reserve (GwaSala-Nakwaxda'xw Nation) in 1987-1995. Graduated from Port Hardy Secondary obtained a Diploma in Criminology and Associates of Arts Degree. Suzette Amaya is a mother of three. Currently Ms. Amaya hold many roles within the Vancouver Community, a Support worker with the Bloom Group Community Service Society, working with Women & Children in the Downtown Eastside with Homelessness, Poverty, Addictions, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and those suffering from Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Sexual Abuse. Suzette is passionate about helping youth through addictions, MCFD issues, homelessness, abuse and schooling.
Reality TV Star Suzette Amaya was a houseguest on Big Brother Canada Season One (Slice TV) and Back In The On The MIghty Fraser (APTN). Winner of Online Reality TV Show SEQUESTER 5.0
Suzette Amaya Created & Produces/Hosts the widely listened to, and successful Radio Show ThinkNDN 100.5fm CFRO, Winner of 3 Consecutive years at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg 2008/2009 BEST ABORIGINAL RADIO SHOW.
Previous Hip Hop Host for CBC Radio 3 AB-ORIGINALS Suzette Amaya is proud to promote aboriginal hip hop/urban and pop artists!
Also, is the Owner SAMAYA Entertainment where she is also known for being Vancouver’s Successful Freelance Aboriginal Events Coordinator/Publicist for Special Events, Concerts, Fashion Shows and Conferences, and is part of the Management Team for Award-Winning Artist Joey Stylez & Rising Star Carsen Gray, Jahkota, Niska Napoleon, Mamarudegyal & Hope.
Ms. Amaya has been a Motivational Speak, Keynote/MC and Facilitating workshops for Youth and Adults, across CANADA at Conferences, On Reserves, High Schools and Community Organizations. Her desire and passion is to motivate and explore the issues Aboriginal young people face and offer alternatives in carving the paths to individual future plans to ensure healthy well being and pride in being Indigenous Peoples. Touching on topics such as; Sexual Abuse, Residential School, Building Confidence & Esteem, Radio, Media & Arts, Self Image, and Goal Setting.