Attawapiskat

Dream Come True: Opening For Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

November 17, 2017 | 3:22 pm

Earlier this year, our booking agent Ralph James called us with the most exciting news of our music career to date: he secured us a spot at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. We were booked to play closing night, on the Main Stage, opening for Peter Wolf, and Tom Petty! Every upcoming artist would have done just…

Connecting With Youth Through Music

June 9, 2016 | 3:57 pm

This week was a very busy time for me, trying to juggle work demands while assisting ArtsCan Circle during their visit to Attawapiskat. I heard about ArtsCan last winter and the good work they did in Fort Albany. They had fiddlers, record producers, photographers, and other artists working with youth, and it was really moving to see…

Spring Goose Hunt

May 2, 2016 | 10:51 am

The spring goose hunt this year was not a very fruitful one. Elders say it’s because of the limited amount of snow, which makes for poor spring hunting – in James Bay, anyway. Weather has been wonky too. Most of this winter was mild and I don’t recall one snowstorm at all. I guess you can’t…

Winter In James Bay

December 18, 2015 | 1:49 pm

Winter is here. I always welcome winter because it’s my favourite season. Winter means exploring the vast James Bay and Hudson Bay landscape, which is an amazing experience full of special moments. Life is both slow and tough for us up here, and I like it that way because it gives us time to take in…