My name is sɬə́məxʷ (Trenton Pierre), meaning rain,
from Katzie First Nation in British Columbia, Canada.
When I look back on my journey at the end of my days, I want to look back on an adventure glowing with legacy and passion.
I want to inspire others to dream while they are awake.
It is time for our internal compass to turn to a direction of spirit, rather than money.
Word of Mouth
"As son of Cyril Pierre, Trenton comes from an honorable family who have devoted countless hours to making Canada a more equitable and fair society. Trenton stands upon the shoulders of his ancestors and holds their vision of a better future through his masterful skills as an artist and orator."
Joseph Heslip | District Principal
Mission School District
"Our Gr. 3 to 7 students had the opportunity to hear about Trenton's journey in life as a student, successful worker and artist. His story is an inspiration for others to work hard, persevere and pursue one's passion and dream."
Bea Sayson | Principal
Bothwell Elementary School
"The Elders speak to us of their residential school experiences, the racism which students still encounter and their hopes of building school experiences which are respectful, honouring and include all children. Trenton is at the table to help us build a better system – one which is engaging, positive and supportive
of all youth."
Sylvia Russell | District Principal
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School
"I really enjoyed the workshop. As a parent having young teens stuck in our home, with limited time out due to Covid 19; this was a safe and fun activity. I find that art is relaxing and supportive of our imagination that needs to be stimulated more. We live in a fast paced world being online at all times and having a outdoor workshop that creates a safe space to create was just what we needed here. I liked the PPE provided with the workshop that took away the worry. The instruction was simple and easy to follow and the instructor Rain was helpful with all the youth. A great class to socialize safely and take home a beautiful piece of art."
Kwantlen First Nation