N’wejinan Offers A Dynamic Approach To Music Education Participants learn about sound recording, music production, songwriting, voice and performance. Within the studios’ residency, original songs are created containing messages that focus on cultural identity, language, struggle, love and self acceptance. The tour also gives participating youth an opportunity to create a music video to support the songs they’ve created. This process allows youth to emerge even more out of their shells and gives space for collaborating, teamwork, encouragement, confidence building and community empowerment. read more at http://nwejinan.com/about/
St. Willibrord School Creates New Anthem, “Dreamchild”, In English, French And Mohawk
Caroline Bouchard, the school’s music teacher, began the project after realizing the school’s anthem was outdated, The Eastern Door reported.
“The goal was to create a school anthem that was inclusive and representative of everyone,” Bouchard said. “I wanted it to be written by the students themselves because it’s a song for the students.”
Porter, J. (2017). Children of the poisoned river: Half a century after mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows First Nation, the poisoning continues to have deadly consequences — especially for youth. CBC News. Retrieved from
N’we Jinan Artists – “HOME TO ME” // Grassy Narrows First Nation
Kirkup, K. (2017). Trudeau Ignoring Mercury Contamination On Grassy Narrows First Nation, Chief Simon Fobister Suggests. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/11/15/trudeau-ignoring-mercury-contamination-on-grassy-narrows-first-nation-chief-simon-fobister-suggests_a_23278239/.
Winona Laduke, as relevant now as then 💪
“Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist. And why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist. An excellent point.