Complete Directory

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihwē festival.

The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Spence Neighbourhood Association, Central Neighbourhoods, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and Ka Ni Kanichihk.

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A Tribe Called Red

In 2007, Bear Witness considered himself a bit of a loner. He kinda thought of himself as a one man wolf pack. Then in 2008 he met DJ NDN and he knew right then that NDN was one of his own and his wolf pack, it grew by one. So then there was two...

Adrian Sutherland

Adrian Sutherland comes from Attawapiskat on the remote coast of the James Bay. He’s a singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and the fascinating frontman and founder of roots-rockers Midnight Shine, making meaningful music with important...

Akylla

Akylla is Sherry St.Germain.Sherry has staged a miraculous climb onto the forefront live electronic music scene combining breathtaking vocals, amazing musicianship, and a one of a kind live performance.2019 was a giant...

Alex Lamoureux

Born and raised in Manitoba, Alex followed his mom around to old time dances, fiddle camps, and music performances. He first picked up the fiddle at the age of 5 and after “fiddling” around for a couple of years, the discovery process continued....

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Alexis Lynn

Recognized as "Top 100" in the 2020 CBC Searchlight Competition, urban pop artist, Alexis Lynn, has a lot more to say than the average twenty-something. This dynamic artist displays a maturity beyond her years and owns her power to say what's on...

Ali Fontaine

Ali Fontaine is an Anishinaabe singer/songwriter from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. In 2011, she was named Best New Artist and earned the title for Best Country CD at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Two years later, she picked up...

Anachnid

Sky woman from the sky, Anachnid, is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist of Oji-Cree and Mi'kmaq First Nations. She explores very different contemporary musical styles from electro-pop to indie trap, soul and hip hop married to elements of...

Andrina Turenne

Andrina Turenne is a Métis-Francophone musician from St. Boniface, Manitoba. Though her vocal performances have been featured on over 35 professional releases, her solo folk-blues project gives audiences the opportunity to hear her true voice. Her...

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Antoine Edwards Jr.

Omaha, Nebraska-based rapper.

Arctic Song

Arctic Song includes Inuit musicians from across Canada's Arctic who have studied pisiit (Inuit drum songs) as well as contemporary choreography at the Qaggiq School of Performing Art.

Arthur Renwick

Accomplished artist and singer/songwriter Arthur Renwick is a storyteller who plays bottleneck slide on a Dobro and Cigar Box guitar. He has been performing his music for many years in festivals and venues across Canada and Europe. His...

Ashley Robertson

Born and raised in Winnipeg, educated at Belmont University in Nashville and touring internationally, singer-songwriter Ashley Robertson is a hard working artist with an impressive amount of acclaim for her brand of genre-bending country music....

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Aspects

Hailing from Quesnel in beautiful British Columbia from the TL-etinqox band #712 and is currently residing in the capital of Canada in Ottawa.. Aspects has been rocking and making music on his guitar for almost 20 years now. A true musician in all...

Astronomar

"Dopest Alaskan since Santa Claus or Grizzlyman!" - DiploHailing from Juneau, Alaska, Marlon Lumba aka Astronomar was brought up on a eclectic record collection comprised of Steely Dan, MF Doom and Switch. After relocating to Los Angeles...

Bear Witness

Bear Witness is an Ottawa-based DJ and visual artists with for over 17 years of experience on the turntables. He's Cayuga and specializes in dancehall tracks. 

Billy Joe Green

Billy Joe Green is guitar slinging blues man who has earned the Best Blues CD (2006 & 2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards), Best Male Artist (2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards), and Best Aboriginal Recording (2001 Western...

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​Billy Simard

Billy Simard is a singer/songwriter from Manigotagan. He has been involved in music from a very early age surrounded by the influences of a musical family. He has had many songs recorded by various artists over the years. Some of his...

Black Rain

Black Rain is a rock band from Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Saskatchewan. Their latest single, "Memories," hit #1 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown earlier this year.

Bob Chartrand

Independent singer/songwriter, Bob Chartrand was born Robert Marvin Chartrand on August 21, 1957 in Winnipegosis, Manitoba. He is the third eldest child of Antoine and Irene Chartrand's ten children. Bob has four other brothers and five sisters....

Bonnie Couchie

Bonnie Couchie denied music’s burning force until the age of 30 when she first dared to profess it out loud. At that age having only tentatively played the guitar off and on since the age of 13, she looked around at all the musicians years...

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Boogat

Boogát is a multi award winning Canadian-Mexican musician from Québec who mixes Hip-Hop with Latin music like Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton and more…The son of immigrant parents from Paraguay and Mexico, he was born in Québec City and...

​Boogey The Beat

Boogey The Beat is an Anishinaabe DJ and Producer from Winnipeg, Canada who blends traditional Indigenous songs with modern electronic beats. His DJing skills have landed him on stages for the Indspire Awards, Canada Day 150 Main Stage in Ottawa,...

Boogey The Beat w/ Shanley Spence

Pow wow step music producer Boogey The Beat and hoop dancer Shanley Spence join forces for performances that make audiences grab their cell phones or hit dance floods at nightclubs, community celebrations, and festival stages.

Brandi Vezina

Brandi is a singer/songwriter whose authentic country roots are intertwined with rock and the blues. She is a natural born performer who comes from a musical Metis family. Brandi is a force to be reckoned with; her rebel spirit is evident on stage...

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Bruthers of Different Muthers

Bruthers of Different Muthers (BODM) spent over a year creating their debut album, Speakers of Tomorrow, released in 2011. As self-published songwriters & musicians, having no label, agent or manager backing them,...

Buffalo Gals

Buffalo Gals

Burnstick

It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife.  Plains-Cree guitarist, Jason Burnstick, and Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, Nadia Gaudet Burnstick are award-winning duo:...

Burnt-Project 1

Formed in 2001 by GWIIWZENZ-DEWE'IGUN (Little Boy Drum) aka David Dorian Boulanger, founder and Leader of BURNT-Project 1; a musical group that has established its heart-beat in the music community creating a cultural mosaic of...

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C-Weed Band

The C-Weed Band is lead by Errol Ranville, a country singer from Eddystone, Manitoba with close to four decades of touring experience under his belt. The band’s hits include “Evangeline,” “High and Dry,” and “Run As One.”With...

Caley Watts

Caley Watts is a Cree singer-songwriter and artist from the West Coast. She was born and raised in the remote Bella Coola Valley, located within the vast wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Her music blends blues,...

​Carsen Gray

Carsen Gray is a fresh artist that is stunning Canadians across the Nation with her soulful lyrics, captivating voice and energetic sound. Hailing from Haida Gwaii, BC, Carsen is no stranger to a life of art, music, and entertainment. In 2017...

Cassidy Mann

Cassidy Mann is a singer and songwriter, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the age of seventeen Cassidy already has one EP under her belt, and another one on the way. After her first self titled release in 2011, Cassidy began playing...

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Celeigh Cardinal

To describe Celeigh Cardinal as simply a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta, is like saying the Grand Canyon is a nice place to visit. Her voice carries a rare blend of warmth, power, range and nuance that puts her...

Christa Couture

Christa Couture gives up all her lovely and messy bits through a blend of folk and rock, quirk and charm. A formidable talent, Couture is armed with an attention grabbing mezzo-soprano and a quick-witted turn-of-phrase. Whether...

Chuck Copenace

Chuck Copenace is an Ojibway jazz musician based out of Winnipeg MB. He shares his story of recovery, spiritual awakening and how traditional ceremony changed his musical outlook. He is one of a very elite group of indigenous musicians who honor...

Clap Pina

Clap Pina (also know as Clap Freckles) is a DJ producer from Monterrey Nuevo Leon in Mexico. His most notable collaborations and remixes include track with 3ball Monterrey, Javier Estrada, and internationally acclaimed artist...

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​Clint Dutiaume

Clint Dutiaume is a fiddle master who has earned the Instrumentalist of the Year title from the Manitoba Country Music Awards nine times. He started touring in the early 1980's and has performed for thousands of people over that 34-year span.

Colette Trudeau

Colette Trudeau is Métis singer/songwriter, who first shot to notoriety as a vocalist for the band LiveonRelease. Trudeau has co-written the hit single “I’m afraid of Britney Spears” which appears in the movie...

Conrad Bigknife

We’ve all heard the phrase “born to be...” In Conrad Bigknife’s case there is no doubt he was born to be a singer, a songwriter, a storyteller. His voice puts words to music in a way that has you feeling them at the same time...

Cris Derksen

In a world where almost everything — people, music, cultures — get labelled and slotted into simple categories, Cris Derksen represents a challenge. Originally from Northern Alberta she comes from a line of chiefs from NorthTall Cree...

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Crown P

Crown P A.K.A. Tyler Bear is a 24 year old producer and emcee hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Originally from Flying Dust First Nation he has a very strong connection to his native roots and background. His energetic and...

D'Aoust Brothers

From Norway House, Manitoba, Clayton and Ryan have been performing professionally for eight years. Considered to be one of the best country/fiddle acts in Manitoba, their powerhouse ensemble plays original compositions, the best fiddle music and...

Dale Mac

Dale McArthur (Dale Mac), is an Alt-Rock, Roots/Blues Songwriter from White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. The storytelling in his songs and driving music is backed by his soulful and catchy guitar melodies. Whether it’s acoustic roots in...

Damase Elis

Damase Elis is a Calgary-born singer-songwriter. Elis is an urban Indigiqueer with a keen ear, a soulful voice, and a well-timed attention to detail. Thier work is an amalgamation of indie-rock and folk influences, a love of literature, and a...

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Darren Lavallee

From St. Ambroise, Darren Lavallee has been dubbed the “Marvelous Métis.” He was raised surrounded by music, dance, and the Michif language and is strongly traditional when it comes to his Métis roots. Darren has over 25 years...

David Morin

With his self released debut album, Every Colour, out on Bombay Records, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on...

Deejay NDN

Ian Campeau, also known as Deejay NDN and Migizi Bebaayaad is the co-founder and former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR). Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues...

Derek Miller

With an eclectic taste and a knack for Roots inflected Rock and Roll, journeyman musician Derek Miller continues to forge ahead with his musical career. Having won numerous music awards in his career, including 2 Juno awards in...

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Desiree Dorion

Desiree Dorion’s fifth studio album Break the Chain is set for release on February 7th, 2020. Exploring the themes of poverty, resilience, breaking the cycle of violence, family ties and Jack Daniels, Desiree’s music and lyrics are a reflection of...

Digging Roots

Digging Roots… for the last few years the JUNO winning genre-blurring indy band from the Toronto area have been touring North America and Europe. Recently back from a two month Australian tour musical partners Raven and ShoShona have been...

DJ Ariel

as a relentless collector of music, the entry point to djing was in place early for dj ariel. classically trained in dance, she found sounds to move to in her growing collection, and from there encouraged others to do the same. these interwoven...

DJ Javier Estrada

Originating from Monterrey, Nuevo León in Mexico, DJ Javier Estrada is an electronic music producer with a gigantic catalogue that features self-styled genres like "prehispanico," "nativo americano pow pow power," and...

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DJ Kiss

Put the needle on the record! Let me introduce you to one of the Southwest’s best mix masters, DJ KISS With an intense, blow-your-hair-back kind of mixing style, KISS has entertained many crowds since he touched turntables. His...

DJ Miss Vee

DJ Miss Vee is a young Indigenous woman born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in a small town called Riverton. She moved to Winnipeg at the age of 16 years old, and was introduced to city life. Se discovered her love of electronic music at...

DJ Rahdil

DJ Rahdil is a Winnipeg-based DJ from Sagkeeng First Nation who has worked with the likes of Pusha T, Fabolous, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Tyga, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Kardinal Offishall, Beenieman, and...

DJ Ren

renata meconse (dj ren) is an anishinaabekwe living in winnipeg, manitoba. her community is pinaymootang first nation in treaty territory two. taking her love of music, she moved from enjoying it and being the "selector" of music with...

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DJ Shub

Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ-producer Shub continues to pioneer a growing genre of electronic music. Born Dan General, Shub began his career with nationally-acclaimed electronic music trio A Tribe Called Red, performing across...

Don Amero

With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet. An engaging storyteller,...

Donny Parenteau

Donny Parenteau is one of Canada’s most versatile and dynamic country music singer-songwriters. Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, his full circle story of success is truly awe-inspiring. Donny knows what it takes...

Double The Trouble

Luc and Aidan Wrigley are 15 year old Cree and French-Metis twins who began Fiddling and Jigging at the age of 3. The following year they won gold and silver medals in the Jigging and Fiddling contests at Festival du Voyageur. By six, the twins...

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Drezus

Drezus gained international attention with the trap-heavy sounds and stunning visuals of ‘Warpath” released in 2014. In 2017 he won a MTV VMA award for “Best Fight Against the System” with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and Mag7 for their song “Stand...

Eastern Owl

Eastern Owl is known locally and nationally as a unique group of women who blend the styles of First Nations Drum Music and Contemporary Folk to create their own innovative sound. A powerful ensemble of eight vocalists, they have been captivating...

Ed Riley

Through his struggles, blessings, what he’s been through, and how far he’ll go, Ed Riley delivers soul soaked future retro songs. From modern vintage trap anthems for the homies to lullabies for the shorties, timeless yet...

Eekwol

Eekwol is an award winning hip hop emcee from Cree Territory in Saskatchewan and a member of Muskoday First Nation. For Eekwol, creation brings growth in all aspects of life. With the birth of her son comes the birth of a new style of music. As a...

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Eekwol and T-Rhyme

Eekwol and T-Rhyme are seasoned rappers from nehiyaw and Dene territories, currently living in Saskatoon. The For Women By Women Project (FWBW) was born out of an awakening and realization that in our music, we need to create the dialogue and steer...

Elisapie

In September 2018, Elisapie released The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, her third solo album. Arguably the most significant work in the singer-songwriter’s career, the album earned her two Felix awards (for Album of the Year -...

Exquisite Ghost

Exquisite Ghost creates the type of music people will tend to wrack their brains over - that is, complex, yet vague. In his world are beats that stay steady and others that skitter off course at will, always propelling themselves through the...

Fawn Wood

Fawn Wood was born in the rhythm of Round Dance season on an icy October evening. That evening resonated with the spirit of the Round Dance from her Cree ancestors through her father Earl Wood of Saddle Lake, Alberta. That same evening also echoed...

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Feenix

Feenix, born Shawn Bernard, has risen from the ashes and now his music speaks about inspiration, motivation, believing in you, and giving back to the community. In 2009, Feenix won "Best Rap or Hip Hop...

Four Sacred Winds

Four Sacred Winds

Frank Yamma

The man Everbody's Talking about in the world music scene globally is Indigenous soulster Frank Yamma, the voice of Australia’s Central Desert. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native Indigenous language and in English....

Gabriel Ayala

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. He earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the...

Gabrielle Fontaine

Gabrielle Fontaine is a folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg MB. Gabrielle grew up surrounded in a strong musical environment. Her earliest exposure came through her father, Vince Fontaine, the founder and band leader of award...

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers

Gary Farmer is a solid blues musician with a great band backing him up (The Troublemakers). He recently released a new album, entitled Under the Water Tower, and hit the road for a tour of the US with 21 dates in New Mexico,...

George Leach

George Leach is one of Native Canada's premier guitar players and celebrated stars. His debut released earned the bluesy singer/songwriter a number of awards and the attention of audiences across the country. Nearly 12 years...

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Ghost Town Orchestra

Citing influences such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Darkness, The Black Keys and Kings Of Leon, Ghost Town Orchestra create a vibrant Folk-inspired sound well suited for fans of rock & roll and...

Ghostkeeper

The music of Ghostkeeper is a continually-evolving organism; the defining aspect of all their music to date, coursing through each of their evolutionary stages, is that the band truly sounds like no one else. The current iteration of the band...

Hellnback

hellnback hails from the samson cree nation aka maskwacis alberta, with a lighting rhyme delivery mixed with witty bar penman ship, hellnback has been a major key in natives pushing the envelope and standing up for our rights thru the arts and with...

Ila Barker

With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed Ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history...

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Indian City

Indian City is a Canadian Folk Pop band performing to audiences across North America and beyond. Their dynamic fusion of lyrics, music and personality captures the spirit and pulse of a vibrant Indigenous culture. With years of...

Inez

Inez is an award winning Pop artist with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canada’s top Aboriginal musicians, her blending of traditional native sounds with a love for contemporary Pop music brings the best of her culture to the...

iskwē

iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ is, among many other things, an artist – a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our...

Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers

Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers are three siblings from Winnipeg, Manitoba who share a passion for dance, not just any dance it's all about the Red River Jig! Michael, Jacob and Cieanna perform traditional dances of the Red River Jig mixed with modern...

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Jackson 2bears

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia artist currently based in Victoria. He has exhibited his multimedia works in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and overseas in media arts festivals and group...

Jacob Pratt

Jacob Pratt is a hoop dancer from the Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan who also runs a First Nations performance group and performs original flute compositions.

Jade Turner

Jade Turner is an award winning songwriter and performer, and it’s only the beginning for this charming rising star in Manitoba’s country scene. Winner of 2017’s IMA Best Country Album and 2018’s MCMA Emerging Artist of the Year awards, with many...

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Janet Panic

Métis artist  Janet Panic has built a reputation as one of Canada's premier songwriters over the past ten years. Her captivating solo performances have attracted the attention of names such as Bruce Allen and Daniel Lanois all the while...

Jason Lepine

Jason Lepine is a 34 year old Champion Métis fiddle player from Portage la Prairie. Jason has been playing fiddle for 26 years influenced by his dad, Garry Lepine. Jason has won numerous fiddling championships in and outside Manitoba during his...

Jason Tuesday

ObituaryPassed away at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 44 years.It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Jason Pierre Tuesday, born in Rainy River, Ontario on August 15, 1974....

Jay Gilday

A vagabond turned mailman, Jay Gilday has searched for himself in the depths of Folk, blues, traditional, rock and most recently soul music. The quest continues as Jay takes his experiences as a half Dene, half Canadian Irish youth travelling the...

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JB the First Lady

Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. With four studio albums under her belt, JB sees her...

Jeremy Dutcher

performer, composer, activist, musicologist — these roles are all infused into his art and way of life. his music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the...

Jerry Sereda

Jerry Sereda is a Métis songwriter from the prairie skies of the keystone province. An honest performer, his work ethic and musicianship have earned him performance spots alongside Shane Yellowbird, Donny Parenteau, Jason Blaine, and many...

Joe Maxim Band

The Joe Maxim Band is a six man alternative country, rock, and blues group from Winnipeg, Manitoba. All the band members are dedicated and talented musicians with different musical tastes. This eclectic mix contributes to the interesting...

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Joey Stylez

When superstar The Weeknd cited “Joey Stylez is a big inspiration” in a now famous video clip, it was a very fitting description. From the time he started his creative journey, to the present, he has always made music a tool to express his...

John Arcand

Métis fiddling is a style all it's own, and, when you think of this unique cultural music, one fiddler stands out! John Arcand is the undisputed "Master of the Métis Fiddle". Originally from the Debden - Big River area of Saskatchewan,...

Keith Secola

keith secola (anishinabe), writer of the anthemic "ndn kars (indian car)" song, is a highly skilled guitar, flute, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and piano player who has taken stages at the top of new york city, the bottom of the grand canyon, and...

Kelly Fraser

Originally from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Kelly has performed countless concerts across Canada (especially the Arctic), and she is extremely well-known in Nunavut and Nunavik. Her northern concerts attract large crowds, and on social media she has...

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Kim Erickson

This young 18 year old from rural Manitoba, is capturing the hearts of the nation one person at a time, with her quiet nature, and unique voice. Kim’s début CD titled “Miss Me” is almost complete, and she is excited to announce her upcoming CD...

Kind Hart Women Singers

Kind Hart Women Singers is a all Women family singing group that sings songs in the Anishinaabe, Crée, Dakota, Lakota and Oneida languages.  Kind Hart Women Singers are mostly Asini Aski Ithiniwak, Muskego had Anishinaabe.

Kinnie Starr

"I imagined myself to be a grown man for this song, addicted to porn and trolling the internet for a fight," says Kinnie Starr about "Gotta Do Something," the first single released from upcoming album, Feed the Fire.Starr, an avowed...

Kristi Lane Sinclair

Fierce and feisty, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian indigenous artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie...

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Kyla Cederwall

Kyla began writing music at the age of fourteen. Whenever there was a trying situation in her life she would sit down at the piano and write. Sometimes in the middle of the night, she’d wake up with all the lyrics to a song, which she’d jot down...

Kym Gouchie

With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym Gouchie is fostering change through her music and art. Her music brings awareness to First Nations and women’s issues, promoting reconciliation and community...

Leanne Goose

Leanne Goose is from Canada's Western Arctic town of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Leanne’s passion for the arts drives her creativity and mentorship of emerging artists. She is a MacEwan University Alunm and studied Professional Communication as...

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Leela Gilday

If you’re from the North, Leela Gilday’s music is home. If you’ve never been, it will take you there. Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys the depth...

Leonard Sumner

"He has been called one of the most important, vital new voices of the First Nations roots music scene in Canada. In truth, Sumner could be categorized as one of the most important, vital new voices in the entire Canadian roots music scene." -...

Lido Pimienta

Afro / Indigenous / Colombian / Canadian / punk / folklorist / traditionalist / transgressive / diva / angel. There are so many layers to Canadian-Colombian...

LightningCloud

LightningCloud is a North American Hip Hop group based out of Los Angeles, California. The duo consists of Crystle Lightning and MC RedCloud. Invigorated by the sounds and energy of the underground club scenes, LightningCloud found a...

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Logan Staats

Once in a red moon, an artist emerges on the scene as if fully formed. Born on the Six Nations Reserve and raised in the small ghost town of Brantford, Ontario - Logan Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens. From a...

Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura

Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura is a contemporary indigenous female group that inspires indigenous empowerment through music, art and cultural exchange.from aotearoa (new zealand) the performance includes māori world roots, music and...

Mariame

Mariame is a Cree pop/R&B singer based in Montreal, Quebec who released her debut album, entitled Bloom, on June 1. The Indian Country Today Media Network published a short piece about the release of her first music video at the beginning of...

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Mary Mahler

Inspiration and hope are a driving force behind the lyrics and melody of her own music and she hopes to encourage artists of all ages to embrace their dreams, believe in themselves and cherish their gifts.Mary’s faith and...

Melissa St. Goddard

From Portage La Prairie Manitoba, Melissa has been surrounded by music her entire life. Her Uncles, Darren Lavallee and Mark Morrisseau, both accomplished fiddle players, were a major influence on Melissa. Melissa received her first fiddle at...

Melody McKiver

Melody McKiver’s musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. Their debut EP Reckoning was nominated for an Indigenous Music Award, and they were a participant in the Banff...

Métis Club Traditional Dancers

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Mic Jordan

Mic Jordan is Anishinaabe from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, where music heavily influenced his childhood. As a Hip Hop artist and speaker, Mic Jordan speaks about his passion for life and where he came from. In addition to his musical...

Mitch Daigneault

Mitch Daigneault is an award winning country singer, living in Battleford, Saskatchewan. He has released two albums to date and spent seven years with the legendary C Weed Band.

MJ Dandeneau

MJ Dandeneau is a French Anishinaabe / Métiskwe born in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg, MB). Her tours and studio work have literally taken her all over the globe and nationally recognized with recording awards such as Canadian JUNO,...

Mob Bounce

Mob Bounce is a Hip Hop duo that formed in the later half of 2010 with the release of their, “Mixed Blood Mixtape.” Before the mixtape release, Travis Adrian Hebert and Craig Frank Edes had been writing & recording music since 2004. Craig is...

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Moe Clark

Métis multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark fuses her dynamic understanding of performance narrative with traditions of circle singing and spoken word. Mistress of the looping pedal, Moe creates poetic songs that resonate with the power to heal and...

Murray Porter

"He's a `red man, singing the black mans' blues, living in a white man's world!’ (from his song `Colours’). MURRAY PORTER is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario. Through his blues he tells the Aboriginal side of...

Namowan

A veteran DJ and vinyl junkie for over 25 years, Namowan made quiet history in the 1990's as the very first Native person to DJ internationally. As the Tour DJ for seminole Detroit Techno label Red Planet he has performed in places such...

Nathan Cunningham

Nathan Cunningham was raised in the small northern Alberta community of Sucker Creek First Nation. He is a proud descendant of the Woodland Cree and has been a mainstay on Aboriginal radio for more than a decade. Through a wide...

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Nick Sherman

Nick Sherman is a singer-songwriter from Northern Ontario who spent his childhood traveling between his birthplace of Sioux Lookout, the remote First Nation community of Weagamow Lake, and North Caribou Lake trapline. His songs are earnest and...

Nikki Komaksiutiksak

Nikki Komaksiutiksak is an Inuit woman from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. She is now a mother of five and currently works for the Department of Manitoba Justice. Though Winnipeg is now her home, Nikki has found the strength to preserve...

OBT

OBT is a hip hop group from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The members are Junior, P-Money, Cequel Dee, DJ Breezy, O.G. Zigz, Illiano, and Keeyz. Their debut album, entitled Resurrection, was released in September of 2011. The...

Oogimah Ikwewok

Oogimah Ikwewok are traditional women hand drum singers who perform ceremonial, spiritual, round dance songs in Anishinaabemowin, Cree, Dakota, and Algonquin languages.

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Percy Tuesday

PERCY TUESDAY Ogimaawigaabaw Bizhiw Nindootem April 27, 1942 to May 26, 2014 On Monday, May 26, 2014 The Reverend exited this earthly stage to take his show to the Spirit World. Percy was a proud and gifted Ojibway man, born in Big Grassy River...

PIQSIQ

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters,Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and...

Plex

A daring emcee, artist and entrepreneur from Edmonton, Alberta, Doug Bedard AKA Plex has taken his experience of growing up on North-side Beverly streets to the masses with a message 15 years in the making about competing to survive adversity...

Primetime Empyre

Henny Soprano, DJ Sandman, Tragik, and Poof are better know as Primetime Empyre, one of Winnipeg's favourite DJ crews and party rockers. The boys have been building a solid following for the past couple of years and count some of the biggest...

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Priscilla's Revenge

Priscilla’s Revenge has performed for thousands of people at Rockin’ the Rocks 2007 with Hedley and Faber Drive, at the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Arctic Winter Games, main stage at The 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Awards in Toronto and have...

Quantum Tangle

fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, greyson gritt and tiffany ayalik are embracing their blended backgrounds. combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, the juno award winning pair are...

Randy Sibbeston & Wild Meat

Randy Sibbeston is from the small village of Fort Simpson in Dehcho. As a musician his work is passionate, intelligent and moving.  His debut record summarizes more than 20 years of songwriting. "The floodgate has been opened and...

Ray St. Germain

Born in 1940, Ray St. Germain started playing music and singing while growing up in St. Vital, a suburb in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He started out on accordion but switched over to guitar as a teenager because it looked a little silly jumping all...

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Raye Zaragoza

Raye Zaragoza (pronounced ray zay-rah-GO-zah) is an award-winning singer-songwriter who carries an acoustic guitar and a message. Her quiet yet powerful song “In the River,” written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near...

Renee Lamoureux

Award winning singer songwriter Renée Lamoureux's new record Dare to be You produced by Murray Pulver is an album with big ambition; designed to uplift and amplify the spark of life.  Renée’s anthemic, heartening tunes assert exuberance;...

Rey

Rey is an Indigenous MC and singer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her consistency with making music and being involved in the community has lead her to perform at various events and venues such as; Wall to Wall, Nuit Blanche, Downtown Moves,...

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Rhonda Head

Rhonda Head is a Mezzo-Soprano from Opaskwayak Cree Nation. She has been studying classical music with Private vocal teachers from Toronto, Ontario; Denver, Colorado; The Pas, Manitoba; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rhonda also had the opportunity to...

Richard Inman

Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. with a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.Spitting his time...

Riit

From the land that never melts comes a sound that radiates life, youth and promise. Riit, from majestic Panniqtuq, Nunavut, is a new artist making space for herself in the electropop world with Inuktitut lyrics and deep rhythmic vocals layered over...

​Rylee Sandberg

Rylee Sandberg is a 6 year old Anishinabe, Cree and Metis hoop dancer living in Winnipeg. She is now in grade 2 and loves school, and has been hoop dancing since her 4th birthday where she was given a set of 7 hoops by a family friend. She had been...

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Saali

He is Inuit, an “Eskimo." Saali, an Inuk born in Iqaluit Nunavut, comes from a small village called Quaqtaq, in Nunavik. He is a singer/songwriter whose music has grown since his days as “Chucky." Saali says that he has found his voice...

Samantha Crain

Anais Nin said, “Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” That suggestion was the muse impelling the conception of Samantha Crain’s second LP, You (Understood). Each song on this album rests on a juncture...

Samian

A voice of the present day telling a story from centuries ago, Samian lays down his poetry with the soul of a warrior. Through his music, Samian retraces the story of aboriginal people for whom he claims respect and recognition. His albums:...

Sandra Lamouche

Sandra Lamouche is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation, she grew up in Northern Alberta. She is a wife, mother, educator, dancer, writer and advocate. Sandra has over 15 years experience in over 10 international styles of dance. She is...

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Sandra Sutter

Sandra Sutter is an award winning Cree Métis recording artist, singer/songwriter and musician who writes, records and performs in a variety of styles including Americana, folk, country, pop, jazz and rock.Her truth and reconciliation focused...

Savannah Rae Boyko

Quirky • Fearless • Passionate • Fun. Words to describe the music and personality of 17-year-old pop singer Savannah Rae Boyko. Savannah’s endearing music is a depiction of young life filled with emotion, fun times and...

Scatter Their Own

Scatter Their Own is an Alternative Rock Duo of Oglala Lakota ancestry from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. Scotti Cliff has performed across the U.S. and Canada as a Vocalist, Back-up Singer, Bass-Player, Drummer, and...

Scott Cornelius

Scott is a 12 year old fiddle player from the Roblin area. He has been playing fiddle for 4 years now and has won many awards. He is true showman who will have you on that dance floor from the moment he strikes his bow. 

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Sebastian Gaskin

Sebastian released his debut EP Contradictions in May 2019 on his own independent label imprint LieBoy Concepts, and followed up the album with a cross-Canada tour. In 2019, Sebastian has made appearances at established festivals throughout Canada...

Shades of Dawn

Shades of Dawn is a 5 piece classic rock/country rock band formed by lead guitarist Jevon Chartrand, in honour of his late father Peter Chartrand (Duck Bay, Manitoba), an original member of Shades of Dawn, a rock band in the 60's and...

Shanley Spence

Shanley Spence is an international world class Indigenous performer. She comes from the stars and a long line of matriarchs. Nihithaw (Swampy Cree) from Pukatawagan and Anishinaabe from Lake.St Martine First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of...

Shauit

Originally from Maliotenam in northeastern Quebec, singer-songwriter Shauit sings in Innu, his native language as well as in French and English. Merging traditional Innu music with folk and reggae, he offers honest, committed songs filled with true...

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Sherry St. Germain

Multi instrumentalist/producer/singer/songwriter Sherry St.Germain is an outstanding performer. With the expertise of producer Ben Kaplan, she put together an impressive body of work that is sure to satisfy even the most critical ears. Sherry is...

Silver Jackson

Silver Jackson is just one of the musical aliases of Sitka, Alaska-born visual artist and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Galanin. It’s Glimmering Now, Jackson’s latest full-length, features a diverse mix of styles, textures, and moods,...

Sochei

Singer-songwriter Sochei (Sonia Eidse) makes alternative pop, delivering songs with touching purity and sensibility. This June she will be releasing her debut album. a collection of love songs she's written throughout the past several years....

Sonia Eidse

Sonia Eidse is a singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. Making reflective alt-pop, both her delicate voice and melancholic sound create a subtle mystique, stirring the heartstrings of its listeners. Influenced by Roberta Flack, Ella...

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Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum

Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum was formed seven years ago. A group of women came together and began their journey with the drum.Christy Salwan and Meagan Salwan, who carry the drum are members of the Sandy Bay...

Spence Tradition

Ryan Spence (age 14) has been fiddling for 8 years. Clarissa Spence (age 12) has been jigging and dancing for 8 years as well. Influenced by their grandparents and inspired by a long line of Métis fiddlers, they started their entertainment career 3...

Spirit Sands Singers

The Spirit Sands Singers are a pow wow singing group named after a small desert in central Manitoba, which is considered a powerful spiritual place.The singers come from Swan Lake First Nation, Sakgeeng First Nation, Standing Buffalo...

Spoils

So apparently Death From Above 1979 and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had a baby. And it's kind of a noisy one. Spoils are a two piece, drum and bass band from Regina, Saskatchewan. Formed in the summer of 2012, band members weren't entirely...

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​Steven Leveque

Steven Leveque is a 30-year-old singer/songwriter who has three children and teaches Phys-Ed in Thompson, Manitoba. His kids' names are Zoe, Michael and Eden.

Stevie Salas

Named one of the "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time" on many occasions, Apache musician Stevie Salas is a genuine rock and roll god. His skill and ambition has lead him into studios and on to stages with Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, George...

Stu Porteous

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T-Rhyme

Inspired by the spirit and sound of golden era hip hop, Tara "T-Rhyme" Campbell shines a spotlight on her life experiences through poetry and music. Pride in her Denesuline (dene) and northern Cree roots has served as motivation for...

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Tanya Tagaq

Born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut in Canada’s high arctic, Tanya grew up surrounded by Inuit and western culture. It wasn’t until her teenage years that she began experimenting with Inuit throat singing, developing her signature solo...

Tara Williamson

Tara Williamson is a poet and provocateur- the spark that ignites the flame. An Indigenous singer/songwriter, her first 2 eps - Lie Low (produced by James McKenty) and NDN Summer (produced by Kinnie Starr) were...

Tha Link

Jon-C (Winnipeg's Most) and Blu are Tha Link. The duo's self-titled debut features 21 tracks with guest appearances by Heatbag Records label-mates Winnipeg’s Most, Brooklyn, Charlie Fettah, Drezus, Strife, knowledge, Zkilla, and Kidd...

The Half Pints

Under the Direction and Instruction of Brenda Lapointe, the Half Pints, a square dance group who has earned a national reputation, have overwhelmed and captivated their audiences with their synchronized stepping and refined square dance...

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The Local Onlyz

The Local Onlyz are a 4-piece hip-hop group from Regina combining members of the nancy ray-guns with InfoRed (Brad Bellegarde) and hip-hop producer Merky Waters (Chris Merk). The group forges a fresh path for hip-hop with the song writing...

The Mosquitoz

The Mosquitoz Are a high energy aboriginal rock band based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. The members come from various First Nations throughout Manitoba. They have become a dynamic entertaining unit on the Winnipeg music scene over the past 12...

The Northwest Kid

The Northwest Kid aka NWK performs Conscious/Alternative Hip-Hop music and has been actively performing as a serious poet/emcee within the Canadian music scene for nearly a decade. NWK's previous releases (Mixed-blood Mixtape, Mob Medicine, Dozy...

The O.B.

Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, The O.B. is an abstract rapper with a cinematic dreamlike performance. He uses all kinds of mediums of art such as clothing and instrumentals to paint a picture of imperfection and beauty. He usually keeps to...

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The St. Laurent Steppers

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Thoshography

Thoshography was established in 2005 and is owned and operated by Anthony “Thosh” Collins. Thoshography is international, national and local between the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona and the greater Los Angeles, California...

Tracy Bone

Tracy Bone is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter from the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation in southwestern Manitoba. Her first album, entitled No Lies, earned her a Songwriter of the Year trophy at the 2009 Aboriginal Peoples...

Turquoise Soul

The Turquoise Soul Company is a designer and manufacturer of unique, high quality hand beaded jewelry. We are always on the lookout for other creative pieces to bring to our clients. All of the products are designed and manufactured by...

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​Victoria Inglis

Victoria Inglis is Dënesułįne and Nîhithaw from Reindeer Lake in Northern Turtle Island. They explore writing, visual arts, and activism though a poetic lens, creating stories gifted to them though blood memory.

Vince Fontaine & Jay Bodner

Vince Fontaine is the creative force behind the legendary Eagle & Hawk and the new supergroup Indian City. Jay Bodner is the lead singer of Eagle & Hawk.

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know”. He hosted the acclaimed CBC Television series “8th Fire”. His music has won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice...

Wanbdi

Wanbdi is a talented songwriter who has been playing music her whole life. In 2010, she released her first solo project, entitled Where the Fishes Go, which includes five really great songs.  Wanbdi is a member of the...

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Wanda Wilson

Singer/songwriter Wanda Wilson plays an eclectic mix of raw and sweet material that embodies strength, humour, hope and pain. Originally from Opaskwayak Cree Nation and currently living in Winnipeg, Wanda has performed her powerful original songs...

Warchild

On a solitary portage between the barren wilderness and a desolate city, a young man reflects on his troubled past and hopeful future. Honest, thoughtful and personal narration illuminates a survivor’s state of mind that seeks serenity, while a...

Wayne Lavallee

Wayne Lavallee is a 2010 Juno nominee & winner for “Best folk acoustic album” “Best rock album” & “Best male artist” at the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. While the new release was a great success, it took a long time for Wayne...

Wesley Hardisty

Wesley Hardisty's fiddle playing is emotional and compelling. His music is genre crossing, at times Aboriginal, Celtic, rock, folk, country and traditional, making for a very unique sound.  Still in his teens, he has an...

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Will Belcourt & the Hollywood Indians

Will Belcourt is an award winning and award nominated artist from Marlboro Alberta. With two EP’s and three full length albums to his credit he continues to win new fans and followers across North America and has toured extensively in bands...

William Prince

For his eagerly-awaited sophomore album, songwriter William Prince begins with single word, Reliever, which informs a collection of exceptionally rendered explorations of what, who and how peace is found. Relievers come in all forms; for Prince, it...

Winnipeg's Most

Winnipeg’s Most is Charlie Fettah, Jon-C and Brooklyn on the mic over the beatmaking genius of JUNO Award nominated producers Stomp and Jaymak of Rezofficial Music. The group released two music videos, climbed the Streetz FM charts, and...

Winston Wuttunee

A household name in the Canadian Music industry since 1973, Aboriginal entertainer Winston Wuttunee has wowed audiences across North America as well as Europe and Australia as a singer, keynote speaker, and comedian. Born and raised in...

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World Hood

Behind the microphone, Estrella Hood is the dynamic voice of World Hood, and the voice heard throughout the group’s self titled debut release. Influenced by herchildhood soundtrack as the daughter of Mexican immigrants on the West Coast, Estrella...

Wyatt C. Louis

Wyatt C. Louis is a Plains Cree folk singer-songwriter, based in Moh'kinstsís Treaty 7 (Calgary). He has made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical...

Young Medicine

Young Medicine are World Championship of Performing Arts gold, silver, and bronze medalists and overall division winners. They have had the opportunity to travel to many places and many stages in many parts of the world such as: Canada, United...

Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora

Zuzuka Poderosa is the queen warrior of her own special brand of Baile Funk: CARIOCA BASS Funk Carioca (another name for Baile Funk, which means “The Funk Ball”) originated in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, borrowing heavily from the...

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Curator

Curated by Jenny Western

Indigenous film and video directors use a visual medium to explore and communicate their creative ideas, but often these artworks also incorporate a musical soundtrack. Directors exploring themes of contemporary Aboriginal identity, political...

Dance Group

Junior Jiggers, Norman Chief Memorial Dancers

The Junior Jiggers of the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers have been performing for audiences since they were children.  The four young women learned how to waltz and two-step at coffee parties and community events.  As...

Norman Chief Memorial Dancers

The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers were founded in 2004 by Sonny and Terri Delaronde to honour the memory of the late Norman Chief who was an acclaimed Métis musician, singer, and entertainer. The dancers create toe tapping enthusiasm from...

Designer

Beyond Buckskin

Beyond Buckskin empowers Native American artists and designers, advancing the quality of Native American fashion through education while providing an in depth podium for societal participation. Inspired by relevant historical and contemporary...

Indigo Arrows

Interior Design + Home Goods

Shayne Watson Designs

Shayne Watson Designs features a fashion line that includes Navajo "Old Style" traditional wear, Native contemporary wear, evening formal wear, pow wow appliqué, and beadwork. "The love and passion I have for my clothing line pushed me...

Film

Barking Water

Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And, like so many times before, Irene is extending herself...