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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Mattmac and Desiree Dorion to perform at sākihiwē festival as part of Safe at Home Manitoba

sākihiwē festival has joined the Safe at Home Manitoba movement by showcasing Indigenous artists based throughout the province. The artists will perform a four-song set and give you a glimpse into their local community, too. Country folk artist, Desiree Dorion and hip hop artist, Mattmac will hit the online stage in February and March,respectively. Each episode, which is […]

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The very first International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards honours talent across Turtle Island

Indigenous hip hop artists are being recognized at a new award show this year. Get ready for The International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show, which brings together talent from across Turtle Island to honour great music made through nominations, awards and performances from the best in the business.  You can have your say in who […]

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Cree Artist Kent Monkman’s Paintings Acquired by the MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced the acquisition of a grand diptych by Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), created by the Ontario-based Cree artist as the inaugural commission for a new series of contemporary projects in the Museum’s Great Hall. The paintings—titled Welcoming the Newcomers and Resurgence of the […]

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Indigenous Music Company Red Music Rising Launches In Canada

A new Canadian music company has launched by Coalition Music in partnership with The Aboriginal People’s Network (APTN). Red Music Rising is owned, managed and operated entirely by Indigenous individuals, with a mission to help develop robust, sustainable, life-long careers for Indigenous artists and industry members. RMR will not only sign, release and market music from […]

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