"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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From Juno Award winners like Buffy Sainte-Marie and William Prince to up-and-comers like Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Ta'kaiya Blaney, Vancouver's inaugural SKOOKUM Festival featured a TON of Indigenous talent. Here's a highlight reel of the wet but wondrous weekend.

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Three years ago, Cree singer-songwriter Niska Napoleon quit her job, sold all of her belongings, bought a van and set out on a cross-country tour to find her sound and make a name for herself. Mission accomplished. In the latest episode of DD Spotlight, Niska talks about honouring her roots, connecting with her audience and more.

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Over the past few months alone, they've been named Group of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards and played gigs like Interstellar Rodeo, Winnipeg Folk Festival and The Great Escape in Brighton, UK. In the latest DD Spotlight, meet experimental indie rock trio nêhiyawak.

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Attawapiskat's Adrian Sutherland may best be known as the front man of Midnight Shine, but that doesn't mean he can't fly solo. Here he is with a heartfelt performance of 'Words I Could've Said.'

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A snapshot of the 2018 Winnipeg Folk Festival featuring A Tribe Called Red, Archie Roach, Leonard Sumner and more.

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Earlier this spring, we caught up with Cree singer/songwriter Niska Napoleon at the Indigenous Music Retreat in B.C., and convinced her to play us a song. The result is this flawless acoustic performance of her original track, 'On My Way Again.'

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Inspired by "Indigenous matriarchs" like Kinnie Starr and Buffy Sainte-Marie, JB the First Lady uses hip hop to not only share her story, but offer a different perspective, honour her community and raise awareness about issues like MMIWG. In the latest DD Spotlight, we catch up with JB to talk about advocacy, her latest project and more.

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Manitoba folk quintet Lakes and Pines team up with Walking Wolf Singers for a powerful performance of their song 'Big Change Coming.'

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In the latest DD Spotlight, Ojibwe hip-hop artist Mic Jordan talks about his journey and shares his track 'Music Saved Me.'

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