Ila Barker launches third season of AIRSessions, music workshops for youth led by Indigenous artists

Do you know an Indigenous youth aged 13-25 with an interest in making music? Ila Barker launches season three of AIRSessions this month, which invite youth to Indigenous-led music workshops throughout 2021. AIRSessions is hosted in part by the National Arts Centre, sākihiwē festival, Indigenous Family Centre, Indigenous Music and Music for Life. To kick off […]

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The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate Indigenous and Canadian talents

You’ll be able to celebrate the best in Canadian folk next spring! The 16th annual Canadian Folk Music Award nominees were announced on December 1st, 2020.  Among the nominees is Indigenous folk artist William Prince, who received five nominations for his 2020 album, Reliever, including Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and single of […]

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Commemorate Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downie during Secret Path Week

Secret Path Week begins Saturday, October 17th through October 22nd. It is a special week to commemorate Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downie. Both dates are significant because October 17th, 2017 is when Gord Downie unfortunately passed away from brain cancer. October 22nd, 1966 marks the day Chanie Wenjack sadly passed away from hunger and exposure […]

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Leela Gilday, The Jerry Cans & Burnstick to perform at Virtual Canada Day celebrations

This year’s July 1 celebrations are looking a little different, but the show must go on. Several artists are slated to perform virtually during the Canada Day Across the Country show, including Indigenous talents Leela Gilday and Burnstick along with Sierra Noble and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Canada Day Across the Country takes place […]

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Leela Gilday’s New Single, “K’eintah Natse Ju”

 What is the story behind “K’eintah Natse Ju”? “K’eintah Natse Ju” (pronounced Kay-tah Naht-say Joo) is a song I wrote for the project celebrating resilience of Indigenous northerners-Gho-Bah (first light of dawn). Natse Ju- healing, to heal. We are healing together. This song is about the legacy of colonization and its impact on our (Indigenous) family relationships- […]

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