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|Fellowship Participant - ShoShona Kish|
ShoShona Kish is an Anishinabekwe community organizer, producer, activist, songwriter and JUNO award-winning touring artist. This year ShoShona was recognized for her work internationally with the prestigious “ Professional Excellence Award ” from the WOMEX organization “for her role in the ongoing revolution, using the medium of music as an agent of change, to awaken our humanity and help us connect”.
ShoShona leads the multi-award-winning band Digging Roots, with her husband, Raven Kanatakta. Their music breaches categorization, blending global and Indigenous sounds with roots, blues, and trip-hop. They openly explore topical issues, treating music as a call to action.
ShoShona serves as President on the Board of Directors for Folk Music Canada and is the Chair and founder of the Indigenous Music Alliance and the Indigenous Music Advisory Circle. She recently joined Music Canada’s Advisory Council. This year she partnered with the International Folk Alliance to host the first International Indigenous Music Summit and was awarded the “Spirit of Folk Award ” at the International Folk Awards.
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