The Candy Palmater Show

Ojibwe musician Crystal Shawanda on finding her place in Nashville

She left home at 16 years old to chase her dreams of becoming a musician.
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Singer songwriter Crystal Shawanda left her Manitoulin Island home when she was 16 to pursue her musical dream. (Linda Roy Areva Photography)

Crystal Shawanda is home at Manitoulin Island in Ontario for her 9th annual Homecoming Concert.

After living in Nashville for the past 13 years, the Ojibwe singer is excited to use this one-in-a-year opportunity to reconnect with her culture, family, and community.