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Keynote Speaker & Guest Lecturer


Niyonu is a compelling communicator whose ability to bring an idea or vision to life has made her a sought-after speaker at conferences and commencement ceremonies. Her moving, beautiful presentations have the power to profoundly engage an audience and inspire positive action.

Combining Speech and Song to touch Heart and Mind

Niyonu is also an accomplished singer and performer who can skillfully fuse the spoken word with song. By engaging both intellect and emotions, she connects with her audience at the heart level, where real transformation begins. Many listeners have described vivid experiences of healing and awakening while listening to Niyonu.

Tribe1: A Deeply Transformative Event

For a truly transformative experience, Niyonu and her musical group, Tribe 1, will deliver an integrated presentation of words and music. This talented ensemble of singers, poets and drummers has toured nationally and abroad, performing music of inspiration and vision. At conferences, festivals and business retreats, Tribe 1 engages audiences with on-the-spot compositions using lyrics offered by the listeners. Their wonderful harmonies evoke deep feelings of unity and compassion, and remind us that we are all connected.

Previous Speaking Engagements

Naropa University Commencement Address
Ring Forth Your Voices

Address to the Friends General Conference
Beyond Diversity 101: Toward Living True Community

Intermountain Yearly Meeting Keynote Address
Help Us to Heal – published in the Western Friend newsletter

Swarthmore College Michener Lecture
Letting Go of Illusion, Engaging Truth

Women’s Ways Invitational Leadership Conference
Keynote Speaker

Lawrence Academy Keynote Speaker, Dr. ML King Day
Bringing our Whole Self, Living the Whole Dream


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