Elaine Kicknosway

Elaine is a resident of Ottawa, and is a proud Swampy Cree woman originally from Northern Saskatchewan. She is a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Wolf Clan who is the natural life teacher. Elaine is a mother of one, a step-mother, a singer, a women’s traditional dancer, and believes in love, life and ceremony. She would be honored to assist you on your special day by preforming your personalized wedding ceremony and invites you to consider either a traditional first nation, spiritual, interfaith or same gender ceremony. Don’t forget to ask her about hand held ceremonies and incorporating a healing circle ceremony with the 4 direction colors.

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Areas served

Barrhaven, Gatineau, Hull, Kanata, Orleans, Ottawa, Ottawa Central, Ottawa East, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Wakefield, Nepean


Amanda & Nicole
Thank you so much Elaine for making the ceremony a peaceful, enjoyable experience. I knew there was a reason you were on the website. It was just meant to be.
Kevin & Mary
We could not imagine being married by anyone else! Elaine (Kicknosway) was so kind and reassuring -- from our first meeting to the good wishes she expressed to us after the ceremony. She filled our wedding with sacredness and respect, joy and laughter, and we felt loved and taken care of! Being able to have a First Nations ceremony was so wonderful, and she was so thoughtful when supporting us during the preparation. She helped us talk through our worries and offered very helpful suggestions about how we could personalize our ceremony to suit us and our families. She has such a good heart. With thanks!! Kevin & Mary
Steph & Greg
Hi Elaine We just wanted to say Thank-You very much for marrying is today! The ceremony was perfect. We appreciate everything you did and how you somehow managed to keep us both so calm! Thank you so much for making our day so special!
Kayt & Yancy
Elaine Kicknosway was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony. We are so happy we chose her to perform our marriage! She is calm, thoughtful and has a great sense of humour. We couldn't have asked for a better fit.
Chelsey & Sunchild
Elaine Kicknosway was amazing! She was very professional, warmhearted and kind. All our questions were answers promptly. It was simple and stress free planning. It is wonderful to see that Indigenous Traditional wedding ceremonies are available through your company. We were very pleased to be able to showcase our culture.
Chelsey & Sunchild
Jennifer & Steven
Elaine Kicknosway was fantastic. She was kind, caring, respectful and humourous. She walked us through the ceremony in the most gentle fashion. She incorporated Indigenous traditions which was unique and very meaningful to the both of us. Thank you Elaine.