Singing, Dancing, Storytelling, Connecting. 🌾Nēhiyaw Iskwew
Melvin Buckholtz comes from the Lac du Flambeau band of Ojibwe in Wisconsin as well as the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. Traveled extensively throughout the country attending pow wows and ceremonies. Held several roles within the pow wow circle such as arena director, head singing judge, host drum and invited drum.
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.
From drum-maker to the lead singer of the Midnite Express Singers, Robin Opichee Day-Bedeau has been singing throughout Turtle Island for more than 30 years. So, it's fair to say Opie Day is pretty much a household name in Indian Country.
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.