CMHR Celebrates Indigenous Voices During Canada Summer Games

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Chuck Copenace
Chuck Copenace
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Vince Fontaine

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is celebrating Indigenous Voices this month with a special concert. Seven stellar Indigenous artists are set to perform at the July 29 event, including Desiree Dorion, Chuck Copenace, Melissa St. Goddard, and Vince Fontaine, with special guests Don Amero, Shannon McKenney, and Gabrielle Fontaine.

Fresh from the release of her new album Tough Street, Dorion is an award-winning country singer/songwriter who evokes honesty, emotion, and work ethic in her introspective songs.

Ojibway jazz musician Copenace shares his story of recovery, spiritual awakening, and his musical outlook shaped by traditional ceremony with his soulful, dynamic, jazz fusion featuring heavy basslines, intricate beats, and solos.

Vince Fontaine is a musician celebrated for his creative direction of award-winning Eagle & Hawk, his talented Indian City collective, and his solo career where he explores Indigenous stories and themes with a fusion of Indigenous, contemporary,y and classical instrumentation.

Metis fiddler St. Goddard found inspiration from her fiddler uncles and is now an instructor for children in the fiddler’s group in Portage La Prairie and Portage’s Conservatory of Music.

JUNO nominates artist Amero is a powerful stylist and engaging storytelling singer/songwriter with a soulful sound and silky vocals in his songs that embody messages of encouragement, positivity, and beauty.

McKenney is a powerful vocalist lending her voice to disco, rock, and tribute bands over the years and has been singing occasionally with Eagle & Hawk and Indian City.

Gabrielle Fontaine is a singer/songwriter whose music is poised on both her personal experiences and the reflection of her Indigenous experiences and perspectives.

For more information, check out the Indigenous Voices event on the MB Live app.

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