Nikya Marie Kinistino

November 19, 1999August 23, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we celebrate the life of our precious Nikya Marie Kinistino who suddenly passed on August 23, 2021 at the age of 21.

Nikya leaves to mourn and celebrate her life: her special friend and long lasting love Brandon Pelletier, her father Leonard (Sarah) Kinistino, her mother Angel Piegan, mother-in-law Donna Pelletier, her siblings: Eagle, Levi, Braeden (Shayden), Dakota, Leland, Derek, James and Tyneaka Bailey, her grandparents Lorna (Wally) Kinistino and Inez (Tommy) Strongquill, her nephews Nolan and Trez and her niece Talina. She also leaves to celebrate her life many grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends, all who loved her dearly.

Waiting to greet Nikya in spirit world is her Great-Grandmother Rosalie Kinistino, Great-Grandfather Lawrence Kinistino, Grandmother Marie Buffalo, Mosoms Douglas, Ernie George and Samuel Buffalo, Kokums Tessa Kinistino, Arie Mae Kinistino, Linda Fisher and Helen Scott, uncle Jaimie Kinistino, best friend Jessica Friday and many loved ones gone before her.

The wake service was held in the Chief Denton George Memorial Multiplex Hall, Ochapowace Nation, Saskatchewan on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The funeral service was held in the Chief Denton George Memorial Multiplex on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with the Feast and Service to follow. The officiant was Elder Sam Isaac. Burial was held at the Belanger Homestead, Ochapowace Nation Lonesome Prairie.


  • Anthony Kinistino, Pallbearer
  • Erick Buffalo, Pallbearer
  • Larry Kinistino, Pallbearer
  • Kelly Buffalo, Pallbearer
  • Gabriel Kinistino, Pallbearer
  • Lyndon Asapace, Pallbearer


  • Wake Service

    Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 28, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, August 28, 2021


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Erroll Kinistino

August 27, 2021

My nephew Leonard and her mom Angel Piegan and their siblings have lost a dear daughter and sister.

EAGLE, SONG, practically raised her young sister Nikya that she was called mom, by her. Eagle had to step forward and make arrangements for her wake and funeral. She said it was very emotional.

Monday night the storm was so incredibly strong. Thunderbirds are prevalent for Kahkisheway's (Ochapowace) people! They welcomed her to her spirit journey! Her spirit will return to the stars! Our ancestors will be happy to greet, "Nikya Marie Kinistino."