Music

Larry K on the Native American Radio Network

Ho-Chunk Larry K takes his show “Indigenous in Music” into international syndication on Native Voice One (NV1) The Native American Radio Network Larry Knudsen (originally from Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, USA) remembers being 14 years old and listening to WDGY 1130 AM in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was captivated by the DJs and inspired by what he heard. He would call ... Read More »

Gordon Edgar Downie

(February 6, 1964 – October 17, 2017) Canadians lost a true musical icon this year. Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie passed away on October 17th after a less than two-year battle with an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer, called glioblastoma. According to a statement released on the band’s website, Downie passed away surrounded by his family; he was ... Read More »

Kelly Derrickson

                Kelly Derrickson is a First Nation Artist from Westbank, British Columbia. Her international studies earned her a degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music for Music Business and Performing Arts. She won the 2015 Coachella Valley Music Award for Best Country Artist and won Best New Artist at the 2016 Indigenous Music Awards. ... Read More »

Irv Lyons Jr.

At age 8 while living on the Onondaga Nation, Irv was handed a guitar. He was a lefty and his mom said, “If you’re going to learn to play, it is going to have to be on this.” Playing flipped around and upside down has proven to be a metaphor for his life. Irv Lyons Jr.’s sultry vocals and finessed ... Read More »

Lucas Ciliberti

17 yr old, Lucas Ciliberti is a singer/ songwriter that “sings from his heart, to make people happy!” His first professional appearance in front of a large audience was singing “God Bless America” when he was just 18 months old, and he has been singing his way into hearts across America ever since! He recently won Debut Artist of the ... Read More »

Annie Humphrey

Growing up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota, Annie lived in a home lled with voices made of thunder and nothing could stop it. Her parents were brilliant people individually. Her father was a singer and musician, and her mother an artist and poet. Each of her parents taught Annie the beautiful things they knew. They showed her ... Read More »

MUSIC

Kym Gouchie Singer/Songwriter Kym Gouchie is from the Lheidli T’enneh Nation near Prince George, British Columbia. She is a mother of four adult children and six grandchildren. She utilizes her eclectic background to inspire her as she combines elements of traditional, folk and country to create a unique voice. Raised among musicians, Kym spent several years performing with ‘Iskwew’ meaning ... Read More »

Rellik (Bill LeBlanc)

Rellik (Bill LeBlanc) is an award winning, multi-award nominated urban artist from Edmonton, Alberta. Rellik got into Hip Hop at an early age and gradually developed over the years. He has proudly shared the stage with childhood heroes such as Run DMC, Casual, as well as Canadian icons, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Guess Who. He brings with him a full ... Read More »

Jamie Coon

Native American Singer/Songwriter The Oklahoma native sings her heartfelt lyrics with a soulful delivery that ranges from the anthemic to the angelic – and her backing band lays down an impressive array of musical styles behind her. “My songs are really just about things most of us go through in our journey through life,” says Jamie. “Simple human things like ... Read More »

Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

National Aboriginal Day will forever be on June 21, but this is the first time Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration occurs on that very same date. This year, APTN will mark the day with the largest celebration of its kind in the nation. In 2007, the event debuted outside APTN’s headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The first Aboriginal Day Live was ... Read More »

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