Young Spirit was formed in the summer of 2001 at a Pow-wow in Hobbema Alberta. We have since then made a lot of friends, traveled a lot of miles and still going strong. Originally formed as a group of friends who wished to represent their Western Canadian Plains Cree culture, Young Spirit is a proud voice of real soul music.
Grizzlypaws was born and raised in Lillooet, British Columbia in the Interior Plateau region, she is of St’át’imc descent. Her St’át’imc name is “Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws,” She belongs to the people of Xwisten the Bear Clan. She is a dancer, drummer and a singer/songwriter, an academic, educator and a language and cultural advocate.
Northern Cree, also known as the Northern Cree Singers, is a powwow and Round Dance drum and singing group, based in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada Formed in 1980 (or 1982) by Randy Wood, with brothers Charlie and Earl Wood of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation (Plains Indian music), members originate from the Treaty 6 area.