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Eekwol says beats and rhymes the new way to tell indigenous story

She's a mother, a musician and an academic. And for Lindsay Knight, from Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan, all those come together when she takes the stage as Eekwol.

Cree hip-hop artist releases fifth album, takes on political anthems and cultural love songs

Cree hip-hop artist Eekwol releases her fifth album this fall, taking on political anthems and cultural love songs. (CBC Music )

She's a mother, a musician and an academic. And for Lindsay Knight, from Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan, all those come together when she takes the stage as Eekwol.

This Plains Cree woman first hit the hip hop scene back in 1999 with her debut EP and  She just released her fifth album, Good Kill, this summer after a six year-long hiatus.

Her lyrics are hard hitting political anthems, educational sound bites, and cultural love songs.

Click the listen button above to hear her conversation with Rosanna Deerchild.

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