Hip Hop Artists (05:16)
First Nations people have an oral tradition. Gunargie, Joey Stylez, Ostwelve, Hope, and JB the First Lady reflect on music that speaks out against discrimination, poverty, crime, and violence; Dakota Bear burns sage.
Healing Journey (05:54)
Canadian indigenous hip hop music provides a way for some to address personal trauma. Dakota Bear shares his story with indigenous youth via internet sessions. JB the First Lady does not believe schools are the place for indigenous engagement.
All Day Music Family (05:35)
Michael Thunderchild discusses his past behavior and turning to music; live performances provide a sense of freedom. Ali Dez reflects on his troubled childhood. Dakota Bear's music has shifted to become more political.
Tiny House Warriors (03:17)
The organization is building 10 tiny houses in opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline and in support of the Secwepemc community. Dakota Bear discusses defending Earth's biodiversity.
Displacement and Identity (06:46)
Indigenous people face many challenges as a result of assimilation and colonialism; the land is the basis of First Nations culture. Hip hop music provides a cultural bridge. The disappearance and murder of indigenous women continues to be an issue.
Negative Influences (03:26)
Some indigenous hip hop artists showcase a gangster lifestyle. Mamarudegyal discusses the influence of music on young people. JB the First Lady reflects on how her music has impacted the indigenous community.
Media Challenges (05:24)
Hip hop artists struggle with traditional venues of getting their music out to a larger audience. Social media helps spread the word of indigenous performances and demonstrations.
Role Models and Activism (05:56)
Hip Hop artists handout free food on a winter day. JB the First Lady reflects on Dakota Bear's presence. Activists protest at a bank and hold a vigil in support of an unjust arrest.
Fort Nelson First Nation (05:46)
Indigenous hip hop artists connect with community youth. At Chalo School, tribal heritage and traditions are an integral part of the curriculum. Hip hop is a significant aspect of Mike Scott's life.
Voices for Positive Change (05:55)
Joey Stylez's music conveys a message of survival. Artists speak to indigenous youth at Chalo School. Scott uses music to highlight realities in the indigenous community.
Student Message (02:49)
Chalo School students create a hip hop song and video. Joey Stylez discusses indigenous statistics. Scott reflects on connecting with youth.
Credits: We're Still Here (00:35)
Credits: We're Still Here
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