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Jacob Okatsiak! Is this kid the future of Nunavut pop music?

In September 2022, Jacob Okatsiak released “Fly High”; his first single, leading up to the release of, Inuugapta, his 15-song debut album, which is slated for release in early 2023. “Fly High” is an homage to Okatsiak’s late friend who died in a tragic camping accident. The single’s artwork features a photo of his friend […]

JUNO Winner Crystal Shawanda Releases Midnight Blues On True North Records

JUNO Award-winning powerhouse singer-songwriter Crystal Shawanda is back with a new studio album, Midnight Blues, set for release this September 30th on True North Records. The latest fiery bluesy Americana collection features the first single  “How Bad Do You Want It” — showcasing her full-throttle raspy voice, unmatched in today’s musical landscape, and an authenticity […]

Sacheen Littlefeather Journeys On

View this email in your browser   ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST, SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER WALKS ON Actress, model and activist, Sacheen LittleFeather, who made headlines for calling attention to discrimination and injustice against American Indians by publicly rejecting Marlon Brando’s Oscar for his role in “The Godfather” onstage at the Academy Awards  has died.  Of White Mountain […]

Inuk Author Sarabeth Holden Announces Sophomore Book Benny the Bananasaurus Rex

Author and entrepreneur Sarabeth Holden is happy to announce her second children’s book Benny the Bananasaurus Rex, published by Inhabit Media Inc., with illustrations by Emma Pedersen, will be available in Canada on September 20, 2022. Sarabeth Holden will also host a free book launch celebration on September 24 at Community Centre 55 in Toronto. […]

First Tribalpalooza brings Native American musical acts to Toppenish

Toppenish will welcome a new Native American music festival featuring rock, reggae and blues on July 30, 2022. Tribalpalooza, presented by Tribal Vibe Productions, will be hosted by Canadian actor Adam Beach. It will bring together musical acts from all over Indian Country to the Toppenish Rodeo Grounds, 600 S. Division St. Beach is known […]


Montreal, July 7, 2022 – Hi, kuei (innu-aimun), kweih (crie), kwei (atikamekw), boozhoo (anishinabé), kwaï (w8banaki), pusu’l (micmaque), kwehkwe (kanien’ke’ha), waachiyaa (naskapi), halu (inuktitut), ndio (wendat), ‘qey (wolastoqey)!  We were so excited to tell you the news that Laura Niquay has won the SOCAN Foundation – Fondation SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter of Canada Award, succeeding Anachnid, the […]

Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Melody McArthur in our Spotlight Interview (Po

Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Melody McArthur in our Spotlight Interview (Pop) June 11, 2022 – by Larry K – Leave a Comment Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week we welcome from from Alberta, Canada, Melody Mc Arthur is in the house. Singer, songwriter and Musical mentor, she has […]


OVERVIEW Part of WAA’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program, the Native Artist Opportunity Fund is a financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the promotion, development and sharing of their work or practice. Opportunity Fund grants are not intended to support travel costs associated with a tour […]

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