Indigenous hip-hop artist, Dakota Bear, formerly known as Dakk’One, releases the music video for his latest single, Freedom, in solidarity with today’s Global Climate Strike uniting more than 125 countries and 4,000 communities around the world. Themes in his hip-hop anthem hold global relevance with an increasing focus on the global climate emergency. In addition to numerous land defenders and water protectors, the video features two youth climate activists who have become international media icons, Autumn Peltier and Greta Thunberg.
Melodic storytellers The NorthStars are an energetic yet laid back hip hop duo from Nemaska, Quebec. Heavy hitters in the Northern Cree Music scene, members Elton J. Salt and Gary Jolly deliver an authentic experience, fusing gritty dark beats with bright acoustic pop notes. Beasts on the mic, rap singer songwriters Salt and Jolly aim to make change and inspire a generation through an authentic approach and performance.
Thomas X – 7 Teachings ft. Brendan Strong
‘Every decision we make between now and in our children’s lifetimes will determine how human life will fare.’
Indigenous storytelling tradition, Life in the City of Dirty Water is a series of intimate vignettes that weave together the remarkable life of Indigenous climate change activist, Clayton Thomas-Muller. “This is my story. It is the story of many Indigenous Peoples who find themselves in one of Canada’s inner cities with questions. It is the story of how we became dispossessed and how we rise.” The film plunges audiences into an immersive storytelling journey, discovering the people and places and traumas and triumphs that shaped Clayton’s identity and cosmology. More info at Life in the city of Dirty Water
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This is one of the tracks that led me to seek out the music of Turtle Island.
I had the honour to see these guys perform in February. they ROCKED!!!