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"Music is Medicine was conceived when two streams of my life came to a convergence. I’ve been working in music with bands but the time came for me to pursue a solo career that was buoyant and moving forward. I also longed to become more connected with my relatives up north in Michigan and Canada because the Great Lakes are my Anishnabe ancestors’ home. I wanted to reconnect my past and future generations, learn about what was so I can direct what is to come, and share my journey through the music.
I was awarded a grant from First People’s Fund through an Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship to complete the project.
Nahko has been a huge influence on me in the last few years. I think that’s where I first heard the phrase “Music is Medicine”. So I hope he doesn't mind if I took that little nugget and really focused on it for this project. Medicine is needed at this time. On a personal level, I needed medicine to heal that trauma that has been passed to me from the past seven generations so I did not burden my next seven generations. I used this project as a way to heal my personal wounds and I hope it will be useful in that way to many.
Initially, I thought that I would be writing semi-historical songs, or at least songs that were a little bit more informative than what they turned out to be. Turns out, my biggest concern is, was and always will be relationship. As I was writing these songs this year, that theme has circumferenced everything that I've done. Relationships are the way that we learn and grow. When we are in good relationship with ourselves, and we have done the work to heal ourselves of trauma and emotional wounds, then we can begin to be in really good relationships with the humans and non-human persons around us."