Based In: Saskatoon, SK

Riva is a singer-songwriter from the prairies and a member of the Timiskaming Algonquin First Nation. She has written, released, and toured three records across Canada and throughout the United States with the critically acclaimed band Sylvie. As a member of Sylvie, Riva has toured with such notable groups as Wintersleep, Said the Whale, Minus the Bear, and Death From Above 1979. Her first steps as a solo artist began with a nationally broadcast performance of the Sylvie song “When We Were Young” at the Truth and Reconciliation Town Hall Meeting. Since that time, Riva has started to build a solid repertoire of songs that incorporate wistful tones and melodies borrowed from the voice, cello, organ, and guitar. In February 2011, Riva performed “Firelight”, a single off her upcoming record, at the CBC studios in Regina for “e-miywahkamikah: A Metis Celebration”.

Artist: Riva

Manito Ahbee Festival 2011: Aboriginal Music Week Schedule and Lineup

It’s here again – Aboriginal Music Week! Indigenous artists, music fans and industry are flocking to Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week for one of the largest Indigenous music festivals on Turtle Island. …read more »