Iskwew Aboriginal Women Singers create and perform songs in the plains tradition of North America. Their voices weave a sonic dance in celebration of songs that tell stories of the connection to the earth, the creator and one another. The heartbeat of Mother Earth is heard through their drums, underscoring a message of community and culture from a people who have survived the impacts of colonization. Coming from the Saulteaux, Cree, and Beaver Nations of Northern Canada, each artist descends from a long hereditary line of singers. Each with active careers in other forms of music, through Iskwew these powerful singers bring the songs and sounds of their rich and vibrant culture to the ears of the world. Iskwew has performed festivals, concerts and First People’s conferences throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the US.

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts