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Stuart James Releases New Track “#NoDAPL” in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation

The time of the seventh generation prophecy has arrived. The time has come for us to stand united with all our relations to defend the land and waters from destruction, and while immediate action takes place in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, artists like Stuart James are doing their part to generate awareness and motivate others to stay strong and protect our Mother Earth. RPM chats with Stuart about his track “#NoDAPL” and how we can support the movement wherever we are.

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#Esganye2k16 Unites The Six Nations Confederacy Through Social Media

The past year’s first big Facebook challenge trend across Indian Country didn’t involve diving undressed into a pile of snow, or being dunked under buckets of ice water, it involved a love of Haudenosaunee culture expressed by our young leaders ready to share with the social media world their beautiful Women’s Dance social songs.
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Dio Ganhdih Claims Space for Queer Indigenous MCs

Finding space in the world to flourish has been always been an ongoing focus for LGBTQ people of colour. Thankfully, we have NYC-based Mohawk/Cherokee MC Dio Ganhdih dominating the hip-hop game and blazing the trail for the Queer Indigenous MCs of the future. Dio talks to RPM about her heritage, inspirations, responsibility, and her new EP, Do It Ourselves. …read more »

Iskwé Talks Collaboration and Artistic Growth With Her New Album “The Fight Within”

It’s been three years since Trip-Hop/R&B wonder Iskwé released her self-titled debut album, but with time comes the fine-tuning of artistic integrity – now she’s ready to share a stronger sound. Iskwé sat down with RPM to talk about her new fall album The Fight Within, and how collaboration has helped her grow as an artist.
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Listen to N’we Jinan’s “Skicin Generation Vol. 4,” Music from the Wabanaki Confederacy

David Hodges, hip-hop producer, youth worker, and Director of N’we Jinan, talks to RPM about the growth of the N’we Jinan project and Skicin Generation Vol.4, with music produced from four communities of the Wabanaki Confederacy, dropping August 12.
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Listen to New Tracks from MC and Producer Beaatz, from the City Natives Crew

Tobique First Nation Mi’kmaq MC and producer, Beaatz, who reps the City Natives crew, just dropped some fresh new solo jawns on his SoundCloud.
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WHOOP-Szo Creates Space for Indigenous Alternative Art Rock Lovers

As Indigenous artists continue to strive to occupy space in a world where hip-hop and pop have taken over the mainstream music industry, it’s even trickier for Indigenous rock musicians and fans alike to find space where their identity is present in the alternative rock scene.
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Aboriginal Music Week 2016 Announces Full Festival Lineup and Performance Schedule

Aboriginal Music Manitoba have announced the full lineup and performance schedule for Aboriginal Music Week 2016. The eighth edition of the festival runs August 9-13 and includes performances by 27 Indigenous acts from across Turtle Island, South America, and Australia.
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MC Wake Self Talks Collab with Gift of Gab, Artistic Growth, and Upcoming Album “Malala”

Big things are happening for Albuquerque-based MC Wake Self. Currently touring through Europe after dropping his latest single, “Change the World” featuring Gift of Gab of the legendary hip-hop duo Blackalicious, Wake took some time out of his busy schedule (and lack of zzz’s) to give us the lowdown on his upcoming album Malala. …read more »