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Andrea Menard Actor + Singer + Writer + Messenger

“Own Your Voice”

Five-time Gemini-nominated actress and the celebrated “Silent No More” TEDx Talk presenter, Andrea Menard’s electrifying, spiritual and heartfelt performances have been received internationally by NATO generals, royalty, prime ministers, senators, and ambassadors. Recognized for her appearance on USA Today and in the APTN/Netflix Series, Blackstone, Andrea’s enchanting personality warmly invites all who know her to care for our planet, ourselves, and include their voice in giving rise to the Sacred Feminine.

Andrea Menard leads a remarkably multifaceted career as an accomplished Métis singer, actor, writer, speaker, wellness trainer, and entrepreneur. An advocate for rematriation and reconciliation, Andrea plays a significant role in the development of feminine leadership by helping women, men and all-gendered people to name, reclaim, and embody the qualities of the Sacred Feminine.  
 
She also dedicates her time to leading the call for the end to violence and providing hope to Indigenous communities through performances to residential school Survivors and families of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women. 
  
Honoring her lineage as a Song Keeper, Andrea Menard is a versatile, powerhouse performer who bridges cultural and language boundaries. Within her presentations she captures the depth, humor and wisdom of her ancestors necessary for helping people develop skills in listening, receptivity, ferocity, creative expansion, and emotional expression. 
 
As a critically acclaimed musician, who has released 4 award-winning albums Andrea has performed internationally for a number of dignitaries. Using her platform as a Métis celebrity and TEDx speaker, Andrea entertains and inspires audiences from all walks of life by speaking from her heart to bring a positive message of love and peace to all of humanity.   

  • Leading Like a Goddess: Ignite your Feminine Power and learn to Lead Like a Goddess

    It’s time to drop the stale “God Complex” and “Lead like a Goddess.” When smart, driven women gain positions of power within existing masculine systems, their feminine natures need more than a relaxing spa day. They need a full-on retreat with their inner Goddess to rest, renew and reclaim their Feminine Power. Let Andrea Menard, a critically acclaimed actress, singer, Fire Goddess, and expert in Feminine Leadership, help you get in touch with your own inner Goddess.  

    Learning from this presentation includes:

    • Developing an awareness of and practicing the gifts hidden within the realm of the Sacred Feminine 
    • How to break the cycle of burnout 
    • Learning techniques to enhance women in leadership feminine gifts, leadership style, and overall well-being 

    Teachings from the Isolation  

    Has Covid-19 upset everything about your life, your business, and your future? Let Andrea Menard, an Indigenous speaker and expert in Feminine Leadership, navigate the wisdom to be found in the chaos.  

    Professionals from all walks of life are struggling to find meaning in the changes seen in the local, national and international landscape. With teachings based in Indigneous knowledge and Sacred Feminine wisdom, Andrea helps translate the meaning behind these changes and offers positive tools to create a better future for her clients. Her four Teachings from the Isolation will help professionals find a new equilibrium and balance. According to Andrea’s Indigenous Elders, now is the time of the Rise of the Sacred Feminine.  

    Listeners will...

    • Develop an awareness of Indigenous knowledge and the realm of the Sacred Feminine  
    • Enhance their leadership style by unraveling outdated habits, and aligning yourself and team with the ongoing global changes 
    • Embody an improved sense of well-being.  

    Lighting your Creative Fire:

    Andrea Menard is a creativity fire-starter and an expert in Feminine Leadership who aims to enhance mental health and well-being. Many heart-centered women and men, who have developed a focused, masculine work style to succeed are tapped out, burned out and stressed out. Andrea helps business women and heart-centered leaders ignite their creative spark and return to their natural, creative, feminine power. 

     Audiences will experience and learn to:

    • Practice the gifts of the Sacred Feminine: receptivity, allowance, creative expansion, and emotional expression
    • End the cycle of burnout and leave with a renewed sense of purpose.
    • Receive a collective boost in confidence, creativity, and consistency.
  • "Andrea Menard did a keynote presentation for the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit in November 2018. Knowing that her beautiful energy and talents would inspire the audience, we asked Andrea to speak on the subject of “Lighting Your Creative Fire.” Not only did Andrea deliver a thought-provoking talk but she had participants roaring with laughter and connecting with one-another on a very personal level. Andrea uses her voice, humour and creative talents to connect with audiences and deliver messages of love, respect and positivity. We’re big fans, so we asked her to participate again this year." - Laurie Sterritt & Nicole Taylor-Sterritt, Co-Founders

     

    "On behalf of the Board and over 1,000 participants of the 2018 Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show, I would like to sincerely thank Andrea for sharing her time, talents, expertise, and experience as a keynote speaker at this year’s 22nd annual event. Andrea’s presentation, with her incredible energy, was a highlight for our delegates." - Kim Bullard, Chair, Vision Quest Conference

     

    "Andrea Menard’s presentation on Reconciliation: A Journey Out of Us & Them inspired our small business owners to seek meaningful ways to integrate reconciliation into their business. With the tools that Andrea provided during her session, businesses have the knowledge and insight to move closer towards reconciliation." - Deneen Everett, Executive Director, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce

     

    "Andrea Menard is not just a popular entertainer, but she is a powerful voice for social justice in our Canadian society. Yes she is very talented, but these talents are presented with strong instincts for social justice and with a big heart. Andrea’s acting has presented important issues, her singing/songwriting has given people hope and optimism in dealing with these issues, and her personal integrity has given her message credibility." - Bart Begalka, M.A., M.Ed. Ed. D, Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology Trinity Western University

  • Awards 

    ACTRA: Woman of the Year Award 2021

    Lift (2015) 

    • Nominated for Western Canadian Music Award: 2015 Aboriginal Recording of the Year
    • Received Honourable Mention at the 2015 Positive Music Awards: “Let’s Sing a New Song” – Honourable Mention
    • Received Honourable Mention at the 2016 Positive Music Awards: “Sparkle” – Honourable Mention

    Sparkle (2008)

    • Sparkle (2010) - nominated 2 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards:
    • 2010 Female Entertainer of the Year
    • 2010 Best Music Video, Evergreen (Big Soul Productions, directed by Tony Hrynchuk)
    • Sparkle (2008) - wins an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, 2009 Best International Album
    • Sparkle (2008) - nominated for a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award:
    • 2009 Best Music Video, Evergreen (Big Soul Productions, directed by Tony Hrynchuk) 

    Simple Steps (2005)

    • Simple Steps (2005) - wins a Western Canadian Music Award: 2006 Outstanding Aboriginal Recording
    • Simple Steps (2005) - wins 3 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards: 2006 Best Folk Album, 2006 Best Single – 100 Years, 2006 Best Album of the Year
    • Simple Steps (2005) - wins an Indian Summer Music Award: 2006 Best Folk Album
    •  Simple Steps (2005) - nominated for 4 awards: 2006 Best Female Artist – Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, 2006 Best Folk Album - Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, 2006 Best Songwriter - Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, 2006 Best Female Artist - Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

    The Velvet Devil (2002)

    • The Velvet Devil (2002) - nominated for 3 awards: 2003 Best Aboriginal Recording –Western Canadian Music Awards, 2003 Best Female Artist - Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, 2003 Best Folk Album - Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

    Individual Performance - Acting:

    • Nominated Leo Award - 2014 Best Supporting Performance Female – Dramatic Series (Blackstone)
    • Wins award at the 35st Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco - 2010 Best Actress, A Windigo Tale (Windigo Productions)
    • Nominated for a Gemini Award - 2011 Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series – Sparkle (APTN, Wabunganung Films) – Andrea Menard
    • Nominated for a Gemini Award - 2009 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Rabbit Fall (Space TV, APTN, Angel Entertainment) – Andrea Menard
    • Nominated for 2 Gemini Awards - 2006 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Moccasin Flats (Showcase, APTN, Big Soul Productions) – Andrea Menard, 2006 Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series, The Velvet Devil (CBC, APTN, SCN, WestWind Pictures) – Andrea Menard
    • Winner of a Gemini Award - 2008 Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Series - Wapos Bay (APTN, Dark Thunder Productions) - Gordon Tootoosis, Raven Brass, Trevor Cunningham, Lorne Cardinal, Taylor Cook, Eric Jackson, DerRic Starlight, Andrea Menard
    • Winner of 4 Showcase Awards (SMPIA), 2009 Best Lead Female, Rabbit Fall (Space TV, APTN, Angel Entertainment) – Andrea Menard, 2008 Best Lead Female, The Velvet Devil (CBC, APTN, SCN, WestWind Pictures) – Andrea Menard, 2008 Best Original Script, The Velvet Devil (CBC, APTN, SCN, WestWind Pictures) – Andrea Menard, Larry Bauman, 2008 Best Original Score, The Velvet Devil (CBC, APTN, SCN, WestWind Pictures) – Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh, Rob Bryanton
    • Nominated for 3 Showcase Awards (SMPIA) - 2009 Best Supporting Female,  Wapos Bay (APTN, Dark Thunder Productions) – Andrea Menard, 2008 Best Supporting Female, Wapos Bay ((APTN, Dark Thunder Productions)  - Andrea Menard, 1998 Best Lead Female, Harold & Katje (WestWind Pictures) – Andrea Menard
    • Wins an award at the 31st Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco - 2007 Best Actress, The Velvet Devil (CBC, APTN, SCN, WestWind Pictures), Andrea Menard

    Project Accolades - The Velvet Devil

    • Wins 13 Showcase awards at the 2008 Saskatchewan Motion Picture Awards, Best of Showcase - The Velvet Devil - WestWind Pictures (Michael Snook, Clark Donnelly & Andrea Menard), Best Drama (Over 60 Minutes) - The Velvet Devil - Westwind Pictures (Michael Snook, Clark Donnelly & Andrea Menard), Best Direction (Dramatic) - Larry J. Bauman – The Velvet Devil, Best Art Direction - Hugh Shankland – The Velvet Devil, Best Overall Sound - Rob Bryanton, Steve Hasiak & Leon Johnson – The Velvet Devil, Best Original Score - Rob Bryanton, A Menard & Robert Walsh – The Velvet Devil, Best Script (Fictional) - Larry J. Bauman & Andrea Menard – The Velvet Devil, Best Costume - Cathy McComb – The Velvet Devil, Best Hair - Tamara Harrod – The Velvet Devil, Best Post-Production Special Effects - Jack Tunnicliffe – The Velvet Devil, Best Performance (Male Supporting) - Rod Salloum – The Velvet Devil, Best Performance (Female Lead) - Andrea Menard – The Velvet Devil, Best Performance (Female Supporting) - Kayleigh Shikanai – The Velvet Devil
    • Wins the Silver Chris in the Arts Category at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2006 Silver Chris - Arts Category - The Velvet Devil – Westwind Pictures (Michael Snook, Clark Donnelly, Andrea Menard) 
    • Wins 2 awards at the 31st Annual San Francisco American Indian Film Festival, Best Leading Actress – Andrea Menard – The Velvet Devil, Best Supporting Actress – Renae Morrisseau - The Velvet Devil.
    • Wins a 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, Best Music Program – The Velvet Devil – Andrea Menard

    Project Accolades – Blackstone

    • Nominated 13 Alberta Showcase awards - 2014
    • Nominated 7 Leo Awards – 2014
    • Nominated 5 Canadian Screen Awards - 2014
    • Nominated for 3 Canadian Screen Awards - 2103, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - Steven Cree Molison, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series - Georgina Lightning, Best Achievement in Casting - Rhonda Fisekci
    • Winner of two Gemini Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic series – Michelle Thrush 
    • Nominated for 49 awards, winning 20, including multiple Leos Awards, including Best Dramatic Series in 2012 and numerous Alberta Film and Television Awards.
    • Nominated for 2 Directors Guild Awards, 2011 Best Dramatic Series, Blackstone (Showcase, APTN, Prairie Dog Film & TV)

    Project Accolades – Rabbit Fall

    • Nominated for 2 Directors Guild Awards, 2008 Best Dramatic Series, Rabbit Fall (Space TV, APTN, Angel Entertainment), 2009 Best Production Team, Rabbit Fall (Space TV, APTN, Angel
    • Winner of 2 Showcase Awards (SMPIA) - 2009 Best Drama (under 60 Minutes), Rabbit Fall (Space TV, APTN, Angel Entertainment)

    Project Accolades - Moccasin Flats

    • Nominated for 3 Gemini Awards in 2006 - Best Dramatic Series – Moccasin Flats – Big Soul Productions (Jennifer Podemski, Laura Milliken), Best Original Music Score – Moccasin Flats – Donald Quan, Derek Miller, Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Moccasin Flats - Andrea Menard 

    Project Accolades – Wapos Bay

    • Receives a 2006 Gemini Award, and two 2008 Gemini nominations - Canada Award – Wapos Bay – Dark Thunder Productions (Dennis & Melanie Jackson, Anand Ramaya), Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Series - Gordon Tootoosis, Raven Brass, Trevor Cunningham, Lorne Cardinal, Taylor Cook, Eric Jackson, DerRic Sterlight, Andrea Menard – Wapos Bay, Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Series – Dennis Jackson – Wapos Bay

Andrea Menard leads a remarkably multifaceted career as an accomplished Métis singer, actor, writer, speaker, wellness trainer, and entrepreneur. An advocate for rematriation and reconciliation, Andrea plays a significant role in the development of feminine leadership by helping women, men and all-gendered people to name, reclaim, and embody the qualities of the Sacred Feminine.  
 
She also dedicates her time to leading the call for the end to violence and providing hope to Indigenous communities through performances to residential school Survivors and families of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women. 
  
Honoring her lineage as a Song Keeper, Andrea Menard is a versatile, powerhouse performer who bridges cultural and language boundaries. Within her presentations she captures the depth, humor and wisdom of her ancestors necessary for helping people develop skills in listening, receptivity, ferocity, creative expansion, and emotional expression. 
 
As a critically acclaimed musician, who has released 4 award-winning albums Andrea has performed internationally for a number of dignitaries. Using her platform as a Métis celebrity and TEDx speaker, Andrea entertains and inspires audiences from all walks of life by speaking from her heart to bring a positive message of love and peace to all of humanity.   

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Location: Canada

Language: English

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