2023 SSIMAs: Gabrielle and Neewa of Indian City on New Music, Honouring Vince Fontaine

Shawn had a chance to talk to Gabrielle Fontaine and Neewa Mason of the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award nominated folk-pop music collective, Indian City. They talked about what artists they want to work with next, honouring the band’s late founder Vince Fontaine, the 2023 SSIMAs, and much more. Listen to the full interview […]

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Aysanabee, Snotty Nose Rez Kids Lead 2023 SSIMA Nominations

The nominees for the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards (SSIMAs) have been announced. Aysanabee and Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead the nominees with 6 and 5 nominations respectively. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony on June 6th at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, hosted by Anishinaabe activist, broadcaster, and content creator […]

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Julian Taylor, Aysanabee, and Indian City Among 2023 Juno Award Nominees

The 2023 Juno Award nominees have been announced, and a number of Indigenous artists are being recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. OMBIIGIZI, a collaboration between Anishinaabe artists Zoon (Daniel Monkman) and Status/Non-Status (Adam Sturgeon) is nominated for Alternative Album of the Year for their debut album Sewn Back Together. Likewise, Inuk throat […]

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Sagkeeng First Nation Musician Vince Fontaine Passes Away

Vince Fontaine, best known as the founder of the Juno Award-winning band Eagle & Hawk¬†has passed away. The news was confirmed on Tuesday evening by his niece, Nahanni Fontaine on social media. Fontaine also founded the Indigenous supergroup, Indian City, with William Prince, Don Amero, Pamela Davis, and Neewa Mason. Outside of music, Fontaine was […]

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