He's a rapper, a rock guitarist and a hip-hop producer. Get to know Siksika Nation's Waddell Smith in our Meet the Artist blog series.

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"Growing up on the reservation, you listen to music you can relate to." For rapper Q052, who grew up on the Mi'kmaq reservation of Gesgapegiag, that music was always hip hop. In the latest DD Spotlight, hetalks about "truth music," shares his powerful song 'Slip Away' and offers some advice to the next generation of Indigenous musicians.

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In addition to turning heads with their sold-out Mundial Montreal showcase, Juno-nominated trio Silla and Rise took home a Stingray Rising Stars award and a $2,000 prize.

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"I think these are important times, and they're powerful times, and I feel hopeful for the future." In the latest DD Spotlight, Treaty 6 hip-hop artist/entrepreneur Dakota Bear talks about building community, the message behind his music and more.

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"I want to share my experience with others for them to study and learn from." In the latest edition of our Meet the Artist blog series, meet Brantford singer-songwriter Caleb Turgeon aka LEB.

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In the latest edition of our Meet the Artist blog series, get to know experimental indie artist Daniel Glen Monkman.

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APTN's National Indigenous Music Impact Study will look at the challenges, successes and barriers that the Indigenous music community faces and estimate the contributions and impacts of the Indigenous music community has on Canada.

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Midnight Shine's 'I Need Angels' was the first music video ever shot in Attawapiskat. Here's a look.

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Thanks to platforms like Revolutions Per Minute, the future of Indigenous music culture has never been brighter. In addition to their solid online presence and growing record label, they host RPM Live, a curated concert series that creates spaces for emerging Indigenous voices to be heard. In the latest DD Spotlight, we catch up with RPM co-founder Jarrett Martineau and some of the performers.

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With influences ranging from Metallica to Alan Jackson to Frank Ocean, it’s no surprise that Sebastian Gaskin’s sound is hard to nail down. But whether he’s shredding a guitar solo or hitting you right in the feels with his velveteen vocals, one thing’s for certain: “You can expect a lot of what you’ve never heard before."

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