Julian Taylor, Crystal Shawanda & Leela Gilday are 2021 Juno Award Nominees

The Junos have announced this year’s nominees! Here’s some of the highlights:  This year’s category for Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year, as presented by APTN, is stacked! Burnstick, Crystal Shawanda, Leela Gilday, Terry Uyarak and ELMNT FM’s own, Julian Taylor have been nominated for their musical contributions. Julian Taylor (The Ridge) and Leela Gilday (Church […]

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iskwē to perform new album, The Stars at a free virtual event

iskwē has a new album release in the works, called The Stars, which comes out Friday, March 5th. It’s a reimagining of her award-winning album, acākosīk. On Thursday, March 4th at 8:00PM, she goes live to perform it from Revolution Recording in Toronto. Her friend, akaMatisse from Keys N Krates, will join her for a Q&A session, as well. Following the two-hour event, you are […]

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Stand in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq people at the virtual Ice Walk

A historic event takes place Monday, March 29th, called the Ice Walk. Folks are welcome to join in and stand in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq people of Lennox Island First Nation through a walk from Port Hill to Lennox Island. The walk is to acknowledge the hurt caused to the Mi’kmaq people, and Indigenous communities […]

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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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