Braelyn Cyr was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick. She is a self taught aboriginal artist who works primarily with oil paint. She is currently studying at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in the aboriginal visual arts program. Cyr is focusing on bridging the gap between her heritage and modern day society through writing and illustrating children’s books. She plans to not only teach the aboriginal youth to seek out their culture for guidance but give a glimpse at the mentality of aboriginal people to non aboriginal youth. Through language and imagery she hopes to spread a basic understanding on not only her Mi’kmaq culture but that of other tribes within the province she resides. Her first books will be published fall of 2018. Together with her books and the education she receives at NBCCD, she hopes to continue on to work as a art therapist, specialising in aboriginal youth care.