Anastasia Blackey grew up in Brantford, Ontario where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. Anastasia is a Mohawk(Turtle Clan) from Six Nations  and Italian. Anastasia did her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, majoring in English Literature. She pursued her post-graduate education at Sejong University in Seoul Korea in Asian Studies. Anastasia also studied massage therapy and holistic bodywork at the “New Mexico Academy of the Healing Arts” in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The bulk of Anastasia’s work experience has been in education, social services and program development. She has been employed by De dwa da dehs nye>s since 2009.