N’we Jinan Digital Series
Introducing our digital series “THE EEYOU ISTCHEE TOUR” with our first release featuring the talented youth of Waswanipi Cree First Nation. Check out their “WASHTEW NIBEE” music video kicking off the journey through the Cree communities in Quebec.
Credits: Selena Neeposh, William Gull, Ethan Grant, Abbygail Blacksmith, Destiny Grant, Siikun, Coon Come, AJ Mathias, Reggie Wapachee, Cherish Polson, Minnie Shecapio, Joyce Saganash & Mya Happyjack.
Introducing our second release from “THE EEYOU ISTCHEE TOUR” digital series. It features the talented youth of OujeBougoumou Cree First Nation. Check out their “Niiyan Skidah Weetcheednan” music video continuing our journey through the Cree communities in Quebec.
Credits: Emily Bosum, Sally Bush, Angel Bosum, Aleasha Bush & Tiffany Bosum.
Here is our third video release off our new digital series that is taking the internet by storm! It features the talented youth of Mistissini Cree First Nation. Check out this pop infused music video single titled “Mikw Chiyâm”, which continues our journey through the Cree communities in Quebec.
Credits: Teddy Shecapio, Danielle Swallow, Quinn Blacksmith, Tyler Mianscum, Angel Baribeau, Emily Anne Petawabano, Zach MooreGunner, Destinee Jimikin, Aviva Rabbitskin, Jerrilynn Matoush, Talita Saganash, Lily Rose Joly & Jason CoonCome.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to combine First Nations culture with a video game? Here is our 4th video release off our new digital series! It features the talented youth of Nemaska Cree First Nation. With production coming from Gary Jolly of The NorthStars, we present, “Eenou Eetuun”, which continues our journey through the Cree communities in Quebec.
Credits: Tonya Kistabish, Tanya Wapachee, Mariah Wapachee, Shania Jolly, Precious Jolly, Brandon Jolly, Jerry Mianscum, Kyle Jolly & Darren George.
Here is our next video release off our new digital series that so many are taking about! It features the talented youth of Waskaganish Cree First Nation. Check out this darkheavy hiphop tune titled “Intupiyuusuu”, which continues our journey through the Cree communities in Quebec.
Credits: Carolyn Diamond, Shalawna LameboyHester, Kareena Hester, Reshawn Iserhoff, Tristan RobertsStevens & Tianna Stevens.
What if we can reverse a bad decision and go back to the moment that changed it all? This video demonstrates how our choices can alter our direction and it features youth from Eastmain Cree First Nation. It’s heavy, so watch it until the end. The song is titled “Niishtamt In Teh Mamitnayt” meaning ‘looking to the future’, which continues our journey through the Cree communities in Quebec.
Credits: Michael Ottereyes, Jesse Mayappo, Selena Weapenicappo, Saraly Hester, John Crowe, Sebastian Gilpin, Marvina Cheezo, Nikita Mayappo, Celine Weapenicappo & Marius Cheezo.
What is your definition of a lifegiver? Our upcoming release titled “Bimaachiihiiwassuu” demonstrates the power of those who provide and the gratitude that exists within the youth. We are proud of our artists from Wemindji Cree First Nation for this feel good heart anthem song!
Credits: Whitney Miniquaken, Nicole Vaillancourt, Layla Miniquaken, Nathaniel Vaillancourt, Darius Shashaweskum, Michael Mark, Gerald Mark, Jared Georgekish, Cherish Stewart, Tyson George & Dillon Chum.
Do you know the fight is deep? The darkness is a very real thing in our lives and the only way to let the light in is by opening our hearts to others, sharing our passions and uplifting each other through love and compassion. If you are a youth who is struggling with life, just know that we love you and that there are people in your life that care for you. You are not alone.
Credits: Davian Mataham, Sabrina Spencer, Christina Pachano, Nicolas Andres, Jason Pepabano & Cecilia Neacappo.
How strong is a Nation when it stands together? We are proud to finish our digital series with a Cree anthem song that demonstrates the beauty of the land and the strength our communities have when its young people come together. This song features youth from Whapmagoostui Cree First Nation and is titled “Maamuugahboudow”, which means ‘stand together’.
Credits: Crystal Masty Snowboy, Briana Masty, Tristan Snowboy, Dakota Masty, Rain Iserhoff, Jaden Sandy, Elton Salt & Gary Jolly.
N’we Jinan Video Collection
The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and men is a very real and painful problem in our country. The highway of tears that stretches along Northern British Columbia is part of this story. Here is “The Highway”; a heartfelt ballad written and performed by Kitsumkalum First Nation youth in hopes that this message reaches a bigger audience. PLEASE SHARE <3
Credits: Madison Seymour, Chris Spencer, Alyson Guno, Annalee Parker, Megan Christiansen, Linda Spencer, Elijah Stephens & Melynee McDames.
Somewhere deep in the mountains, there is a beautiful valley where the Nuxalk youth of Bella Coola have big dreams and hopes for their future. However, there are many struggles they must overcome. The best way to heal is through the people. Our faith, our choices, our hearts and our characters are the medicine. S/O to Acwsalcta School! ENJOY & SHARE <3
Credits: Bronson Friesen, Angelica Edgar, Cody Sandy, Serena Gabriel, Davina Kashay Reya Hans, Joan, Mack-Yang, Jaidn Elkins, Faa’vae Vaa, Derrick Draney, Victoria Moody & Delilah Webber.
What is more sacred than the voice? Down the Missouri River lies the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska. The youth in this community are pained and inspired from the water protectors who are peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. This song is a pledge for the future, to pray and rejoice as united tribes through one sacred voice
Credits: Raommi Bird, Gabriela Aldrich, Tristan DeCora, Gavin Farmer, Alayah Frazier, Gabriel Aldrich, Laura Neff, Kyle Urbanec, Summer Snow, Alexandrea Walker & Jean Grau.
Do you know the struggles people face in Northern communities? The challenges are very real but can be overcome by love, dedication and honour. This is a message of hope brought to us by the talented Swampy Cree youth of Oxford House, Manitoba. Even though life is tough and we can’t see the issues clearly, we can still love our home dearly.
Credits: Keshtin Alex Munroe, Trenton Robinson, Gavin Weenusk, Carlene Weenusk, Alan Jackson Muskego & Macey Duncan.
Pierce The Sky is an anthem song created by Six Nations youth who attend Princess Elizabeth School in Brantford, Ontario. The message of the song is themed around the legend of the tree of peace, which aligns closely with values of this particular group.
Credits: Chyenne Agoston, Skyler McNaughton, Quintin Chrisjohn, Domenic Agoston, Ashley Longboat & Wyatt Laforme.
We are excited to be releasing a brand new music video platforming our project with the Wabanaki Nation communities. This is a collaborative effort with Seven Eagles Media. Check out the song “Skicin In You” featuring youth artists from Indian Island Penobscot Nation!
Credits: Shantel Van Dyke, Alexis Ireland, Julian Loring, Leigh Neptune, Gabriel Paul & Nakoa Parsons.
Have you ever felt like an outsider in your own home? This music video project explores the topic of social inclusion for First Nation students who study in our urban Canadian schools. There is a story that needs to be shared. This project features our group from Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau, Quebec
Credits: Courtenay Price, Allison MacLeod, Nadia Wilson, Hailey Ottawa, Keggy Tenasco, Liam BuckshotCote, AnnMarie Long.
An honest glimpse into a community stripped of clean drinking water and continuous battle against deforestation. The words, the voices and the faces tell a story of hope as the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation look towards a better future.
Credits: Sharice Bruce, Dylan Fobister, Jimi Fobister, Preston Paul, Darwin Fobister, Janessa Kejick, Damien Kejick, Ashley Fobister, Linda Fobister, Paul Cedric Oteskan, Edmond Jack & Josh Bigblood.
A flood that took their people by surprise. A history of strength and resilience never told. Here is the story of the people of Lac Seul First Nation. Narrated and shaped by the youth of Frenchman’s Head.
Credits: Jenelle Manitowabi, Tayler Drew Bottle, Cassie Capay, Chelsea Barkman, Melody McKiver.
This is what happens when you take the richest multicultural urban Canadian youth demographic that are open, interested and loving towards all walks of life and culture. This is a project that demonstrates the power of reconciliation in our Elementary school systems.
Credits: Aisha, Crystal, Lucy, Maia, Mathew, Neebin, Antonio & Georgio.
There are storms that exist within our hearts. Sometimes they are too heavy, too dark and too strong. This video depicts 3 separate stories that all demonstrate the power of resilience and community. Courtesy of the Patuanak youth of the English River First Nation.
Credits: Kacie Opekokew, Shelley Janvier, Natanis Black, Barrie Wolverine, Joey Aubichon, Julian Aubichon, Tristan Lariviere, Rueben Lariviere & Thomas Maurice.
Sometimes when we feel defeated, all we need is the perfect song to bring our spirits back to life. This song reflects the power that voice, lyrics and melody can have on our hearts, especially when it’s being broadcasted by the youth of Chisasibi Cree First Nation.
Credits: Sigoun Wapachee, Christian Monias, Jonathan Louttit, David Hodges, Tyson Spencer & Daryl Spencer.
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