Topic: indigenous

Watch the 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala

Find out who will take home the award for best Canadian album of the year.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Buffy Sainte-Marie's CBC Music Fest performance is guaranteed to lift your spirits: watch

The legendary singer-songwriter's set was rousing, political and, as always, inspiring.

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Tenille Townes, Kallitechnis, Missy D and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Lou Phelps, Jahkoy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

The Beaches, Haviah Mighty, Jon Vinyl with Tash and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

Ruth B, MorMor, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch Jeremy Dutcher perform 'Sakomawit' at the 2019 Juno Awards

The 2019 Indigenous Album of the year winner took the stage with violinist Blake Pouliot.

200 Canadian musicians and industry members release statement supporting Wet'suwet'en land defenders

"Meaningful nation-to-nation relationships are not made at gunpoint," the statement reads.

Tanya Tagaq releases chilling track and announces new EP, Toothsayer

"Teeth represent protection and hunting in nature. We are going to have to get our fists up and our teeth out to carve our way to survival in this world."

July Talk premiere a new collaborative song with First Nations high school students

During the groundbreaking New Constellations tour, artists and students wrote a song together. Read about the recording process, featuring Broken Social Scene, Ansley Simpson and more, and listen to their moving collaboration now.

A Tribe Called Red, the Beaches, Alessia Cara, more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: see amazing portraits of Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher and more

Photographer Vanessa Heins snapped beautiful black-and-white shots of this year's short listed nominees including Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher, Jean-Michel Blais and more.

Jeremy Dutcher is the winner of the 2018 Polaris Music Prize

Jeremy Dutcher beat out Daniel Caesar, U.S. Girls, Alvvays and more for the $50,000 award.

Meet the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize

From Alvvays to Hubert Lenoir, get to know this year's Polaris Music Prize nominees a little more.

That's so Canadian: 20 songs that always make us think of Canada

Our Canada: a personal CBC Music playlist.

Watch A Tribe Called Red's explosive set from the 2018 CBC Music Festival

The electronic duo gave the crowd an energetic performance complete with dancers.

Indigenous Music Awards: all the winners from the 2018 ceremony

A complete list of this year's IMA winners, announced May 18 in Winnipeg.

Buffy Sainte-Marie's advice to young artists: 'Learn more than 4 chords'

The Canadian music icon tells up-and-coming artists to "work harder."

Meet Melody McKiver, the Anishinaabe musician changing the way we think about the viola

McKiver's debut EP, Reckoning, is nominated for a 2018 Indigenous Music Award for best instrumental album.

Kinnie Starr, Ebhoni, Michael Feuerstack, more: Songs you need to hear this week

Find out what new songs you should add to your playlist.

10 things you need to know about the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards

Watch the IMAs live on Friday, May 18, right here on CBC Music.

Cœur de pirate, Lowell, Odie and more: Songs you need to hear this week

These are the new tracks we're currently obsessed with.

Premiere: Classified's 'Powerless' music video is an incredible ode to missing and murdered Indigenous women

The Nova Scotian rapper wrote this song to help shine a light on sexual abuse as well as the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

'How do we move forward?': Marion Newman brings truth and reconciliation to classical music

"Truth is ugly and I think it can lead to a better place if people will just take it on."

Dangerous woman: A conversation with the formidable Lila Downs

"I love to break the expectations." — Lila Downs

William Prince, Maddee, Lou Phelps and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Charlotte Day Wilson, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez and others.

Suuns, Iskwé, Black Atlass and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Whitney Rose, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Iskwé feat. Tanya Tagaq and others.

First Play Live: Iskwé, The Fight Within

Watch Iskwé perform songs from her new album.

Polaris 2017: 5 things you didn't know about Lido Pimienta's La Papessa

On La Papessa, Toronto-based musician Lido Pimienta tackles everything from sexuality to colonization — and combines myriad musical styles.

Meet the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Prize nominees have been narrowed down to 10. Find out who'll be vying for the prize in September.

Iqaluit's the Jerry Cans cover the Tragically Hip like you've never heard before

Listen to the Nunavut band cover "Ahead by a Century" entirely in Inuttitut, an Inuktitut dialect.

25 best Canadian debut albums ever

From Glenn Gould to Mary Margaret O'Hara to Wolf Parade, our producers and hosts make passionate cases for this country's best debut albums.

Here is the 2017 Polaris Music Prize long list

All 40 nominees were announced in Ottawa today. Find out who's on the list.

25 best Canadian albums of the year

Counting down the best Canadian albums of 2016.

Chanie Wenjack: a 50-year-old tragedy rises up to inspire a new generation

Gord Downie, Jospeh Boyden, A Tribe Called Red and more reflect on Chanie's death.

Enter A Tribe Called Red's Halluci Nation

A Tribe Called Red's latest album We Are the Halluci Nation showcases the group's growing artistry featuring a number of high-profile collaborations.

Neil Young releases new song, video for 'Indian Givers'

Young follows up his latest album Earth with a brand new protest anthem.

A Tribe Called Red has never been louder

This is the album ATCR has been building up to all along.

Tanya Tagaq announces new 'more aggressively political' album 'Retribution'

The Oct. 21 album will feature a cover of Nirvana's "Rape Me."

Buffy Sainte-Marie: 75 things you need to know about the Canadian icon

Buffy Sainte-Marie's amazing life (so far).