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The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

by Dan Isaac and Matt Dessner In its 13th iteration, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, the crown jewel of Canadian music festivals, invaded Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Île Notre-Dame August 3-5 for a sold-out musical odyssey while construction continues on new […]

Montreal First Peoples Festival announces programming

Montreal First Peoples Festival announces programming

The 28th edition of the Montreal First Peoples Festival was unveiled July 24 to the press at the city’s Grande Bibliothèque. “Indigenous presence is the quiet and unstoppable strength of the emergence of voices that will never again be confined […]

A Miner’s Prayer

If you live in Ontario you will be treated to a lot of great music this summer. One performer in particular is shining these days – Matt James (Naveau) of Mattagami First Nation. Matt grew up as part of a […]

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop – they live and breathe it. Their passion for rapping shines through their actions, words and personas, both on stage and […]

MONTREAL, QUE.: August 6, 2017-- Flatbush Zombies perform during Osheaga at Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday August 6, 2017.  (Tim Snow / EVENKO MANDATORY CREDIT)

Storming Osheaga

Despite inclement weather, some high-profile cancelations (Solange, De La Soul and Lil’ Uzi Vert) and a change of venue, Osheaga still impressed in its 12th year on the festival circuit. Montreal’s foremost music festival held on Île Sainte-Hélène attracted a […]

First Nation Renaissance

A lot was happening for Native creativity during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The decade started off with music from the Innu Nation in Quebec when Kashtin burst onto the music scene with their debut album of the same […]

Changing with the seasons

Well, it looks like winter is just around the corner. I am surprised that the leaves are changing colour in mid-September but then again I am in the north and that should be expected. After one of the warmest summers […]

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

Summer is the season to relax and enjoy life. One of the best ways to take advantage of the good weather is at Montreal’s First Peoples Festival, which from August 3 to 10 will showcase Indigenous culture makers from around […]

Native Artists Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell perform in Montreal

Native Artists Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell perform in Montreal

“Hey John! You’re already home! Up here on this stage!” Inuit folksinger Willie Thrasher was shouting between verses of “Eskimo Named Johnny,” a song he wrote a lifetime ago in the 1970s, when he’d just finished surviving residential school and […]

Nanook of the future

Nanook of the future

Tanya Tagaq sold out two nights at Montreal’s Place des Arts, and both shows ended with standing ovations. However difficult Tagaq’s music may be for some listeners, she is loved by others. Cambridge Bay’s Tagaq and her band were in […]