Speak Up!

Since time immemorial, Indigenous people have connected to the land; an inspirational source for music. Traditional songs have come about from dreams, ceremonies, listening to nature, prayer and life experiences.

With support from TD, the online exhibition Speak Up! showcases 15 Indigenous artists who have who have, or are, making a social impact on a local, regional or national level—motivating a new generation to take action while offering a better understanding of where they come from.

Featured are singer-songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie, operatic vocalist and composer Jeremy Dutcher; Inuit throat singer and experimental artist Tanya Tagaq; eight-time Grammy-nominees Northern Cree; the father of Inuktitut music, country-folk artist Charlie Panigoniak; singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr; and more.

Explore the free online exhibit here.