Kokum is Grandmother in the Cree language
“môy niyanân nisêkisinân (we are not scared)
We can swing our hips and roll our joints
We can grease our knees and flip our hair
We can pucker our lips and make you kîskwêw (crazy)
Kokums aren’t afraid of being the big iskwêw (woman)
Today, contemporary indigenous women are taking the matter into their own hands and showing the public how to rethink, reframe, and relearn a new American-Canadian story that seamlessly incorporates the voices of indigenous women.
It is safe to say that aside from white Christian men, important figures from every other ethnic, religious, and gender group have largely been invisible in mainstream histories of North America. One of the least visible groups in historical narratives are Native American and First Nations women.
in honour of international women’s day, we put together a list of incredible indigenous artists that you should buy music from or book for your music festival.