Red Slam Collective

Based In: Toronto, ON

The Red Slam Collective is a 5 member artist collective expressing their creativity through their Okra (story) and their Owena (word) in the spirit of indigenous oral traditions using contemporary poetry performance through the development of creative writing through visualization, music, and multi-media. A variety of themes are expressed in the pieces, but the underlying goal is to: uplift, self-identify and promote unify through Spoken, Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM). Slam members include: Lena Recollet Anishnaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation, an emerging playwright, actress and resident artist for Red Pepper Spectacle; John Hupfield Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nations, writer, filmmaker, and youth worker; Miles Turner Six Nations, filmmaker, emerging musical producer; Isaac Llacuachaqui Native, Spanish, Black Inca ancestry from Pachamama, a song writer and musician with RiverWalker Music; Mahlikah Awe:ri, 9th generation Afro-Native of Mohawk and Mik’maw First Nations from Nova Scotia, is a spoken-word artist, and digital story creator and facilitator.

Artist: Red Slam Collective

imagineNATIVE 2012: Indigenous Film, Music and Media Arts Take Centre Stage

Since its inception in 1998, Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival has grown to be the largest festival of Indigenous film and media arts in the world. The annual celebration was held October 17-21, 2012. Melody McKiver was the grateful recipient of a delegate pass for Indigenous musicians sponsored by Slaight Music. Here’s her exclusive festival recap for RPM. …read more »

Red Slam arrives on Redwire’s Sentinel Shores

Front lady for Tdot’s Red Slam Collective, Mahlikah Awe:ri, speaks on growth of the group and the ways that they give back. Red Slam will be headlining Redwire’s upcoming show Sentinel Shores: A Group Show and Event Exploring Land Defense February 2nd at Rhizome Cafe, Coast Salish Territories. …read more »