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By: Digital Drum Fri, 09/21/2018
Jeremy Dutcher | 2018 Polaris Music Prize

It’s official: Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, becoming the fourth Indigenous artist in the past five years to take home the $50,000 award.

By: Digital Drum Thu, 06/21/2018
Polaris Music Prize: A Look at the Indigenous Long List Nominees | Digital Drum

While Canada’s Indigenous music scene may not always get the mainstream recognition it deserves, the Polaris Music Prize knows what’s up.

By: Digital Drum Thu, 05/24/2018
And the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards Winners Are … | Digital Drum

Earlier this year, Canada’s thriving Indigenous music scene made some serious noise at the 2018 Juno Awards. Last weekend, it cranked things to 11.

By: Digital Drum Tue, 04/17/2018
Behind the Beats with Celeigh Cardinal | Digital Drum

Métis singer/songwriter Celeigh Cardinal has won an Aboriginal Youth Role Model Award, participated in the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Re(Claim) program, been named Cultural Ambassador for the Arctic Winter Games.

By: Digital Drum Tue, 03/20/2018
Meet This Year’s Indigenous Juno Nominees | Digital Drum

If the 2017 Juno Awards served as a coming-out party for Canada’s thriving Indigenous music scene, the 2018 edition is a full-blown celebration. We've got a total of 10 Indigenous artists or groups are up for awards in seven different categories at this year’s event.

By: Digital Drum Wed, 02/07/2018
On the Rise 2018 | Digital Drum

For every artist selling out shows or winning awards, there are dozens more on the verge of breaking out. And many of them are just getting started. Here’s a list of eight emerging Indigenous artists to watch for in 2018.

By: Digital Drum Mon, 01/08/2018
Behind the Beats with Mimi O’Bonsawin | Digital Drum

We recently caught up with artist Mimi O'Bonsawin to talk all things music. Here’s what she had to say about staying true to her roots, seeing life through a creative lens and much, much more.

By: Digital Drum Thu, 12/07/2017
Power Couples | Digital Drum

For a select group of Indigenous musicians, mixing their artistic pursuits with romance has paid off in a big way – both personally and professionally. And, fortunately for us, they’ve created some killer music in the process.  

By: Digital Drum Wed, 11/08/2017
Canadian Folk Music Awards | Digital Drum

While Indigenous artists are welcome to submit for any award, that exposure and recognition is most conspicuous in the Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year category.

By: Digital Drum Tue, 10/10/2017
Behind the Beats with Iskwé | Digital Drum

On Nov. 3, Iskwé will start the next chapter of her career with the release of The Fight Within. We caught up with her to talk all things music. Here’s what she had to say about touring, her creative process and more.

By: Digital Drum Thu, 09/07/2017
10 Indigenous Artists You Need to Know | Digital Drum

From the trailblazers to the rising stars, here are 10 Indigenous artists you need to know.