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Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival fills void in Kelowna’s summer celebrations – TOTA Regional Tourism News Centre

June 22, 2019 Inaugural festival to kickoff this July, will showcase culture in fun, accessible way The first Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is coming to the Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre in West Kelowna on July 6 and 7 to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Indigenous culture in the Okanagan. “Our festival will showcase […]

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Metric, Coleman Hell headline Wake the Giant Music Festival – CBC

Jun 24, 2019 Some well-known Canadian bands will take the stage at Thunder Bay’s waterfront in September as part of the first-ever Wake the Giant Music Festival. Metric, July Talk, Crown Lands, and Coleman Hell will headline the inaugural event, according to organizers, and it will feature both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, a live art […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201932 Views

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Watch Beatrice Deer Awaken Her Inner Peace in the “Isumavunga” Video – Exclaim.ca

Jun 20, 2019 Beatrice Deer recently won the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ Pushing the Boundaries award and Best Folk Album at the Indigenous Music Awards for her soulful fourth full-length album, My All to You. The Montreal-based songwriter, originally from Quaqtaq, is now releasing a video for her introspective song “Isumavunga” off of the record. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201921 Views

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Time to shine – Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous Day Live is a win-win for the audience and performers, says Canadian music legend Buffy Sainte-Marie. “I feel like it’s one of the few opportunities that Indigenous artists have to shine, especially new artists,” says Sainte-Marie. “Show business is so tough; the white music industry is huge, there are tens of thousands of people […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201924 Views

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Music Biz Headlines, June 19, 2019 – FYI Music News

June 19, 2019 Bruce Cockburn says Canadians need to face up to their country’s treatment of Indigenous people ‘To think that we can absolve ourselves of having exercised cultural genocide is completely foolish.’ – Brent Bambury. CBC Radio · A Flock of Seagulls, Glass Tiger and Corey Hart: A night of nostalgia on the Budweiser […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201918 Views

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First time $300,000 Vancouver Music Fund to elevate Indigenous and underrepresented voices

Intake for three new music programs in partnership with Creative BC now open “Recognizing the extraordinary local talent, the City of Vancouver is thrilled to provide this unique opportunity to artists who continue to experience various barriers to access, and build on the successes of existing initiatives. Sandra Singh, General Manager of Arts, Culture, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201930 Views

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City of Kingston announces the 12th Grand OnStage season line-up

June 12, 2019 – The City of Kingston’s Grand Theatre has announced its new Grand OnStage 2019-20 season featuring dozens of shows from across Canada and across the globe. The Grand OnStage program presents a variety of entertaining and culturally enriching choices ranging from dance to theatre, young audience performances to comedy, and world artists […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201928 Views

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National Music Centre Unveils Indigenous Music Week Programming and Permanent Exhibit on Musician Activists – Samaritan Mag

June 5, 2019 The National Music Centre in Calgary has unveiled the programming for its Indigenous Music Week, happening at the Studio Bell from June 19 to 22, but it will be preceded by the reveal of a new permanent exhibit on June 14 named Speak Up! which focuses on Indigenous artists making social and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201936 Views

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Tanya Tagaq and seven other writers take home prizes at Indigenous Voices Awards – CTV News

June 6, 2019 VANCOUVER — Inuit throat singer and author Tanya Tagaq was among the winners at the second annual Indigenous Voices Awards. The IVAs handed out a total of $16,000 in honours to eight emerging Indigenous writers at a Vancouver gala on Tuesday. The prizes, each worth $2,000, recognize published and unpublished works in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201962 Views

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Paul McCartney praises Mi’kmaq cover of Beatles’ classic, ‘Blackbird’ – Woodstock Sentinel Review

Emma Stevens, from the Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, sings the Beatles’ classic in Mi’kmaq June 3, 2019 When Emma Stevens covered the Beatles’ “Blackbird” it was already a special moment — but after the man who wrote the song took notice of her version, it seems some of those lyrics became reality, with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201922 Views

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Mohawk student wins at Indigenous Music Awards – Mohawk News

Jacob Hill and the Wabanaki Confederacy take Best Pow Wow – Traditional Album Mohawk College student, Jacob Hill, and the Wabanaki Confederacy received the Best Pow Wow – Traditional Album award for their album Journey of the Drum at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards. Based in the Maritimes, The Wabanaki Confederacy is a traditional Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201926 Views

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SOCAN Celebrates Indigenous Songwriter Anachnid – FYI Music News

The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented the first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Montrealer Anachnid at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on May 17. Anachnid, a member of SOCAN, accepted the award and the accompanying $10,000 cash prize from the rights org’s CEO CEO Eric Baptiste and TD’s James Baxter. “It […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201946 Views

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Anachnid receives prestigious Indigenous Songwriter Award from SOCAN Foundation and TD

TORONTO, May 24, 2019 – The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards on May 17 in Winnipeg, presented the first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Anachnid from Montreal. Anachnid, a member of SOCAN, accepted the award and the accompanying $10,000 cash prize from SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste and James Baxter, Winnipeg TD Canada Trust Branch Manager. “It means a lot to win […]

by pnationtalk on May 24, 201961 Views

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards – Exclaim.ca

On Friday (May 17), the Indigenous Music Awards were presented to artists at Winnipeg’s Club Regent Event Centre in a ceremony that coincided with the Manito Ahbee Festival. Awards were handed out in 21 categories, celebrating music that was created by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples on Turtle Island. “It’s really an amazing time […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201947 Views

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Events 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show this Thursday – BT Toronto

Program Manager of ‘Outside Looking In’ Laura McKinnon talks about the infectious energy of the Indigenous Youth Dance Show. The show celebrates the 12th annual production this Thursday at the Sony Centre. Read More: https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/12th-annual-indigenous-youth-dance-show-this-thursday/

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201950 Views

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Tanya Tagaq, Joshua Whitehead among finalists for Indigenous Voices Awards – Richmond Sentinel

May-15-2019 VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Voices Awards are building on their inaugural success as a launching pad for Indigenous literary talent with a fresh crop of finalists, an organizer says. Tanya Tagaq and Joshua Whitehead are among the 17 rising Indigenous writers who have been shortlisted for the second annual IVAs. Tagaq’s “Split Tooth” (Viking […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201968 Views

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Juno-winner Jeremy Dutcher pairs with Canadian orchestras on tour – 680 News

May 14, 2019 TORONTO — Acclaimed Indigenous singer Jeremy Dutcher is embarking on a fall tour paired with local orchestras from across the country. The Polaris Prize winner, who grabbed heaps of attention at this year’s Juno Awards with his speech about reconciliation, is planning seven concerts in the symphony format. Dutcher, who is a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201992 Views

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12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show Comes to Toronto – CBC

May 13, 2019 On May 23rd The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will host two performances of the 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show—presented by Outside Looking In. Outside Looking In is a national charity that offers a high school accredited dance program for Indigenous youth in grades 7-12. After being assessed on academic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201948 Views

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​Snotty Nose Rez Kids Perfect Their “Indigenous Trap” on New Album ‘Trapline’ – Exclaim!

May 13, 2019 Snotty Nose Rez Kids have just released their new album, Trapline. It is, in their words, an attempt at incorporating the ideas they grew up with in their Kitimat, BC Haisla reservation with the trap sound we’ve all come to identify with that Atlanta wave — a style the duo call “Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201944 Views

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Rising star’: Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher takes home two ECMAs – CTV Atlantic News

May 3, 2019 CHARLOTTETOWN — Jeremy Dutcher, a musician at the centre of what has been called an Indigenous renaissance, added to his list of accolades Thursday at the East Coast Music Awards. The trained operatic singer, raised partly in the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, took home two awards: Indigenous artist of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201960 Views

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Announcing East Coast Music Awards Winners

May 02, 2019 Jeremy Dutcher, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Classified, and Reeny Smith among winners at 2019 East Coast Music Awards Show presented by Stingray & TD(le français suit) (le français suit) Jeremy Dutcher, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Classified, and Reeny Smith are among the artists who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) tonight at the 2019 East Coast Music Awards Show in the Confederation […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 2019120 Views

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Sask. Indigenous musician plays New Orleans Jazz Festival – MBC Network Radio Online

May 2, 2019 A Cree-Métis musician from the Moosomin First Nation recently performed at one of the most acclaimed jazz festivals in the world. Joseph LaPlante, whose stage name is Joey Stylez, was one of the featured musicians at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “The show went very well,” he says “People […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201938 Views

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Emma Stevens – Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi’kmaq

Credits: Allison Bernard Memorial High School The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world, with an aim to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation. To bring awareness to this important […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019666 Views

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Igloolik singer-songwriter Angela Amarualik opens for Hannah Georgas in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

30 April, 2019 Amarualik nominated for three Indigenous Music Awards this year Angela Amarualik says it took her one year to write her first song when she was 16 years old. “That’s how bad I wanted to become a songwriter,” she said. Now 20, the Igloolik singer-songwriter was the opening act for Juno-nominated Vancouver pop-rock […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201957 Views

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Indigenous dancers from the Okanagan to bring their moves to Toronto – Salmon Arm Observer

Students from Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School will be participating in the Indigenous Youth Dance Show Three students from the Penticton Indian Band’s Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School will be bringing their moves to the 12th annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show in Toronto, Ont., on May 23. The students have been working on a choreographed number by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201958 Views

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Jeremy Dutcher – Millennium Stage (April 24, 2019)

Credits: The Kennedy Center Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist, who currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. This classically trained operatic tenor takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq roots into the music he creates. He is most noted for his album Wolastoqiyik […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019297 Views

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Porter playing aboriginal art gala this weekend – Prince George Citizen

April 24, 2019 Imagine your friend is celebrity musician and host Art Napoleon, and he calls to ask you to cover for him as the master of ceremonies and VIP performer at a cultural event for the Aboriginal arts. What’s a Juno-winning international blues star supposed to do? Of course Murray Porter said yes and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201945 Views

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Folk on the Rocks announces third and final wave of acts for upcoming music festival – CKLB Radio

April 23, 2019 Folk On The Rocks has announced its third and final wave of musical acts for this summer’s festival and it includes a prominent Indigenous artist. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a described as a scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019104 Views

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Kettle and Stony Point First Nation musical duo win big in Tennesee – Anishinabek News

CHIPPEWAS OF KETTLE AND STONY POINT FIRST NATION— After only a year as musicians, two brothers from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation find themselves riding a wave of success that’s carried them all the way to a big contest win in the heartland of country music. The Brothers Wilde, Nolan, 21, and Ethan, 16, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201944 Views

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Common to kick off Jazz Fest – The Chronicle Herald

Hip-hop artist, actor, author and activist Common kicks off the 33rd annual Halifax Jazz Festival on the Waterfront Stage on Tuesday, July 9. Singer-songwriter Elise Legrow, jazz singer Heather Bambrick’s quintet and Indigenous pop and electronic musician iskwe were also announced as part of the St. Paul’s Church Series, while Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar returns […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201963 Views

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Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival – TOTA Regional Tourism News Centre

The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is bringing indigenous arts and culture to the Okanagan this summer. Gellatly fields and Johnson Bentley Memorial Park in West Kelowna will be hopping with the sounds of Traditional and contemporary indigenous music and there will be a treat for the eyes with art and fashion on display. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2019162 Views

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Doire, Lévis up for NOMFA awards – Timmins Press

A couple of Timmins musicians and a filmmaker from Moosonee are among those nominated for a Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards April 16, 2019 A couple of Timmins musicians and a filmmaker from Moosonee are among those nominated for a Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards The Music and Film in Motion will present […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201957 Views

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A Tribe Called Red withdraw from Indigenous Music Awards ‘in solidarity’ with Inuit artists – Toronto Star

April 7, 2019 EDMONTON—Electronic music group A Tribe Called Red has pulled out of the Indigenous Music Awards after organizers refused to revoke a nomination for a Cree artist accused of cultural appropriation. Edmonton-based Connie LeGrande, who performs as Cikwes, includes throat singing on her new album called ISKO which is nominated for best folk […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2019125 Views

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Indigenous Music Awards stands by non-Inuit nomination despite boycott threat – Jump Radio

April 4, 2019 The Indigenous Music Awards says it will work to address cultural appropriation concerns in response to a boycott by several Inuit artists, but the nomination at the centre of the controversy will stand. The organization says it has proceeded with due diligence since objections were raised about the nomination of a non-Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201966 Views

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Should non-Inuit performers be allowed to throat sing? – Nunatsiaq News

3 April, 2019 Throat singing is not a “pan-Indigenous free for all,” says Tanya Tagaq A group of Inuit artists say they plan to boycott this year’s Indigenous Music Awards over concerns around cultural appropriation. These Nunavut musicians, including Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and Kathleen Merritt (Iva), say they won’t participate in this or other […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019126 Views

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Artists boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation – TheRecord.com

They’re concerned over the nomination of a non-Inuit artist who performs throat singing, which they view as ‘insensitive.’ Several artists are pulling support for the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns about cultural appropriation of Inuit throat singing. Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and Iva are among the musicians who posted to social media pledging not to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201947 Views

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Inuit Pop Artist Kelly Fraser Releases “Rebound Girl” Single

Juno nominated Inuit pop artist Kelly Fraser has released an EDM single called “Rebound Girl.” The English language song, added to Sirius XM Indigenous People Channel, was released to CHR radio across Canada. WireService.ca Media Release (04/01/2019) – “Rebound Girl” was written by Fraser in collaboration with Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan) and Aqqalu Berthelsen aka DJ […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2019132 Views

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Artists boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation concerns – Lethbridge Herald

April 1, 2019. Several artists are pulling support for the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns about cultural appropriation of Inuit throat singing. Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and Iva are among the musicians who posted to social media pledging not to participate in the awards until the organization revises its policies or includes Inuit representation on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201965 Views

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‘Any artist can submit to any other genre category’: President of Juno Awards says – APTN News

Allan Reid, president of the JUNO Awards says he wants to make clear that Indigenous musicians are not confined to just one category. “There’s nothing preventing them from submitting to other areas where they could be nominated,” Reid told APTN News. At this year’s JUNO awards, most of the Indigenous musicians were nominated into the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201983 Views

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Creator Made An Animal – FYI Music News

Snotty Nose Rez Kids – “Creator Made An Animal – ft. Boslen” (Indie): This Indigenous BC hip-hop duo was one of the success stores in Canadian music last year, vaulting into the national spotlight by making the Polaris Music Prize shortlist. Anticipation is high for a new full-length album, Trapline, set for release on May 10. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019531 Views

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Musicians of the Midnight Sun: April and Stan Mercredi – CBC

Mar 19, 2019 In this episode of Musicians of the Midnight Sun, Pat Braden speaks with April Mercredi. In her mid 20s April answered an as in a Red Deer , Alta., for a vocalist and joined Ev Ray and The Country Girls in 1996. On a northern tour in 1969, she met Stan Mercredi […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201974 Views

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Junos hoped to grow with growing number of indigenous artists – Two Row Times

March 20, 2019 This included nominees Indigenous Music Album of the Year; Northern Cree for Nitsanak Brothers and Sisters, Elisapie Isaac for The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, Snotty nose Rez Kids for The Average Savage, Leonard Summer for Standing in the Light and the winner of the category Jeremy Dutcher for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa — […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201982 Views

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The 2019 JUNO Awards Winners List

Mar 17, 2019 Download The 2019 JUNO Awards Winner List (PDF) NT5

by aanationtalk on March 18, 201995 Views

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Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher delivers moving reconciliation speech at Junos – Jump Radio

March 18, 2019 Wolostoq singer/songwriter Jeremy Dutcher, took home his first ever Juno Award on Saturday night during the Juno Gala dinner. He earned the Indigenous Music Album of the Year award for his critically-acclaimed album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonaw (2018). During his acceptance speech, Dutcher, 28, called out the prime minister on his supposed lack of effort […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201979 Views

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Arkells Gave Up Their Juno Acceptance Speech Time to Jeremy Dutcher – Exclaim.ca

Mar 18, 2019 Arkells took home a slew of Junos over the weekend, but they graciously ceded their acceptance speech time to Jeremy Dutcher, who was cut off in the midst of his powerful message about reconciliation. During the Juno gala ceremony on Saturday night (March 16), Dutcher won for Indigenous Album of the Year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201974 Views

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Unreserved celebrates Indigenous music at the Juno Awards – CBC

Mar 17, 2019 With the Juno Awards being handed out March 17, it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate Indigenous musicians nominated this year. Jeremy Dutcher has been having a whirlwind year, following the success of his first album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which is nominated for Indigenous Music Album of the Year. He drops in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201988 Views

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Sereda headlining Ashern Rodeo fundraiser – The Interlake Spectator

March 13, 2019 The Ashern Rodeo is still almost six months away, but the board is launching its fundraising efforts for this year’s edition with a fundraising concert. Manitoban Jerry Sereda, who has recorded several chart-topping singles on the Indigenous music charts and received a handful of  Western Canadian Music Award and Indigenous Music Award […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201998 Views

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A never-ending cycle unless you break it’: Snotty Nose Rez Kids push against racism – 680 News

Mar 12, 2019 TORONTO — Snotty Nose Rez Kids rappers Darren Metz and Quinton Nyce weren’t equipped as children to analyze the vicious Indigenous stereotypes and racist caricatures flashing on their TV screens. Like many kids of the late 1990s, they were raised on a steady diet of Disney classics while living in Kitamaat Village […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201999 Views

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Île-à-la-Crosse gospel singer nominated for Indigenous music award – Eagle Feather News

March 07, 2019 A northern gospel singer has been nominated for this year’s Indigenous Music Awards. Erin Aubichon from Île-à-la-Crosse felt in shock at first after she found out that she was nominated for 2019 best gospel album award. “I had many reactions but they came in stages,” she said. “My first reaction was ‘I […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2019117 Views

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Inaugural residency – MUN Gazette

March 7, 2019 The School of Music is welcoming its first Indigenous artist-thinker as part of a new residency program. Michael R. Denny is a Mi’kmaw singer, drum maker, storyteller and dancer from the Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, the largest Mi’kmaw community in the world. He is spending part of this month leading […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019113 Views

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