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3 artists worth following

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her Animism album, which features her solo Inuit throat singing. She’s not afraid to speak her mind – whether she’s calling Harper names or telling PETA to f-off. She’s an activist who has addressed racism and violence against women publicly.

Read this awesome Huffington Post interview with Tanya

Inez Jasper

When she isn’t a Juno-award winning pop artist, Inez is a mother of two and registered nurse. She left the reserve to go to university and started writing poetry to cope with issues, which later turned into writing music. Inez is combatting the media’s obsession with only sharing negative stories of Indigenous people and speaks about the need for Indigenous women to reclaim our sexuality safely.

Check out these gifs, and watch the video if you have time

JB the First Lady

JB the First Lady is a beat-boxer, emcee, artist, educator, actress and single mother. To take a break from all of the heavy stuff in our communities, she raps about positive things like empowerment and pride. She also sees speaking out against violence against Indigenous women as a duty.

Check out her SoundCloud

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