We've put together a list of our favourite songs by some Native musicians for you to jam out to this summer!
A Tribe Called Red – Sisters (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbrvwaVXJ48)
This electronic-style group became extremely popular with their track “electric pow wow drum”. The group, composed of Bear Witness, DJ Shub, and Dee Jay NDN are currently nominated for a Much Music Video Award for Dance Video of the Year for their song Sisters, which features Northern Voice. This catchy track is an instant dance favourite, and is sure to get your feet moving!
Northern Cree – Red Skin Gal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrUkMEN4UHI)
Northern Cree is a traditional-genre pow wow group from Saddle Lake, Alberta founded in 1983. The group composes of members from the Treaty 6 Area, including the Frog Lake Cree Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Cree Nation, and the Poundmaker Cree Nation, in addition to the Saddle Lake Cree Nation.
JB The First Lady – Get Ready Get Steady (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j1RvWFQGT4)
Jerilynn Webster, also known as JB The First Lady, is a hip-hop and spoken word artist from British Columbia, and is a member of the Nuxalk and Cayauga Nations. In addition to her inspirational lyrics, she is also a social and political activist, and a workshop leader. To date, she has earned three Aboriginal Peoples' Choice Awards nominations, and is in the process of completing her third studio album.
Big River Cree – My Heart Belongs To You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn3AxXT4s4c)
Big River Cree are a Round Dance group from Big River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan, consisting of members of the Whitefish family. Established in the early nineties, they are well-known throughout North America.