With her eclectic sound and empowering lyrics, it’s no wonder Iskwé was recently named among the ‘Top 10 Canadian Musicians You Need to Know’ by CBC Music. But the genre-bending artist from Winnipeg is about much more than just music.
Weaving her Irish and Indigenous roots and touching on everything from gender and culture to relationships and politics, she creates art that is both relevant and emotional.
For the past two years, DD followed Iskwé (which means ‘woman’ in her native language of Cree) on her artistic journey. In this exclusive feature, she opens up about everything from identity and inspiration to makeup and Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.