Originally from Winnipeg, the Delbaere-Sawchuk family calls Tkaronto home. They have played across Turtle Island, from the Vancouver Olympics, to the Smithsonian in Washington. They are committed to promoting and celebrating Métis music and culture. Oméigwessi [Oh-may-EEG-whe -say] is a nickname given to people of Ukranian ancestry by the Ojibwe community of Treaty 2. Drawing upon her Red River Métis, Franco-Manitoban and Ukrainian ancestry, Alyssa created and leads Oméigwessi.