We flew to the east coast to do a tour of shows to promote our new album Indigenized: Hitting the Trail. We started off at the Champion of Champion Pow Wow that happens on Six Nations, and did a show inside the Arbor that went really great. The feedback on our sets is great too and we can feel the excitement from the crowd.
That night we did our main show at Hank’s place. We’re trying to send a positive message to youth with our music and we think they’re getting it. They were dancing to our music, really enjoying themselves.
We next traveled to Wikwemikong unceded territory, where we danced at the pow wow itself and performed in the arbor to a good group of youth who danced the whole time during our show. Many of them approached us and wanted to sing our songs to us and even wanted to dance for us.
Our next stop was Toronto for a show at Coalition. We weren’t sure how this one would go because the crowd was small at first. Our set started at midnight, a large group came in and the moment our first beat came on they were electric. We finished the set off with ‘Sisterz,’ our song about missing and murdered Indigenous women, and it was powerful to perform for them. The message was completely felt by everyone there.
As a group we want to spread a good message that we didn’t need to use gangsta rap or any type of stereotype to help us be successful. This message has been positive and the reception has been amazing.