Wednesday November 22, 2017

Iskwé wants to confront you with Indigenous issues through her music

Canadian musician Iskwé performing live in the q studio in Toronto, Ont.

Canadian musician Iskwé performing live in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (CBC q)

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Canadian artist Iskwé has released a new album called The Fight Within, and it's inspired by many of the issues facing Indigenous communities today: missing and murdered Indigenous women, youth suicide and the natural environments these communities depend on for their health and survival. 

Today, Iskwé stops by q for a performance and a chat about these issues, her identity and the larger moment Indigenous musicians are having right now. 

— Produced by Ty Callender