September 25, 2018

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ISKWÉ ON CONNECTING WITH SPIRIT AND #METOO

ISKWÉ ON CONNECTING WITH SPIRIT AND #METOO

Iskwé | Image source: Lisa MacIntosh Iskwé lept on to the Canadian music scene in 2013, with with her song debut single Nobody Knows, a song about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which put her on the map as an artist who won’t shy away from any topic on Indigenous issues. As a ...
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Songs of Resistance and Celebration Road Trip Playlist

Songs of Resistance and Celebration Road Trip Playlist

WHOOP-Szo Cover Art | Image source: WHOOP-Szo These musicians are speaking their truth and sharing their vision through sound. Whether its Hip-hop, Electro, R&B, Punk, or Poetry, this playlist will get you wherever you’re going…maybe you’re traveling to visit relatives, studying, working...
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The Secret Path, Reconciliation & Not-Reconciliation

The Secret Path, Reconciliation & Not-Reconciliation

Illustration from new graphic novel The Secret Path | Image source: Gord Downie/JeffLemire Last night I watched Gord Downie perform The Secret Path in Ottawa. I was invited by one of the executive producers, and sat near the front with other guests. A Nēhiyaw senator sat ahead of me, an Inuk political l...
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TWIN FLAME

TWIN FLAME

Twin Flames is a captivating duo that combines two accomplished and very unique singer songwriters Chelsey June an Algonquin Cree Métis Woman from Ottawa and Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk man from Nunavik and Kahnawake. Despite polar opposite backgrounds Twin Flames found a common musical language. Together they...
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14 INDIGENOUS YOUTH PUTTING THE 7th FIRE INTO MOTION

14 INDIGENOUS YOUTH PUTTING THE 7th FIRE INTO MOTION

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in the film The Sun at Midnight  | Image source: Jill & Jackfish Productions Inc. The Seventh Fire is an Anishinaabe prophecy that foretells a time when Indigenous Peoples will return to their traditional knowledge bundles with the help of Elders and teachers. The 7th Fire...
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SUMMERTIME VIBES PLAYLIST 2016

SUMMERTIME VIBES PLAYLIST 2016

Drezus | Image source: Drezus Music From coast to coast, these Indigenous musicians are creating some of the hottest tracks of the summer. This all genre playlist is the perfect mix for a hot summer weekend. If your getting ready for a night out, relaxing after a hard work week or driving to the pow ...
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BACK FROM THE RED

BACK FROM THE RED

DJ Shub | Image source: Ogichidaa Mohawk musician DJ Shub, who left A Tribe Called Red in 2014, releases his debut album, “Powwow Step.” It’s an unmistakable sound: big, booming powwow drums and singing mixed with house-style electric dance beats. They call it powwow step. A head-bopping, du...
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OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS MUSICIANS ROCK THE 2016 JUNO’S

OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS MUSICIANS ROCK THE 2016 JUNO’S

Buffy Sainte-Marie was a big winner this year at the Juno’s with wins in the Aboriginal Album of the Year and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year| Image source: Rachel Maclean CBC.ca There is no shortage of Indigenous musical talent here in Canada. Many Indigenous musicians are blending tradition...
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