L i v e P e r f o r m a n c e s
All live performances are 2-3 hours in length and will include Spoken Word Poetry, Live Fiddle, Hip-Hop/R n B Music, Traditional Dance and Motivational Speaking.
By Mary Black
Mary Black uses her voice as medicine to aide in the healing of her people, to advocate for Indigenous peoples Rights and to address trauma-based issues that are prevalent in Indigenous communities in Canada. She has toured nationally and has been featured on all the major media networks (CBC, APTN, CTV, Huffington Post and more) for her spoken word poetry. Presently, she has over a million views on her poetry pieces.
Watch some of her videos here:
- A Call to Action for Indigenous men *Explicit*
- RESISTANCE 150
- A Message to the "LEADERS"
Watch "QUIET" By Mary Black:
By Blaine Constant
Blaine Constant has been playing fiddle for 18 years. He began touring when he was only 12 years old, and his immaculate fiddle playing skills have brought him to the 4 corners of Turtle Island, as well as having the honour of playing for the queen, and opening for performers such as Shane Yellowbird, Leahy, and Blue Rodeo.
In addition to performing on stage in front of 35,000 people, his album was nominated for an award at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2014. Blaine's music was featured on "Canada's got talent" by winners, Sagkeengs Finest, whom he still performs with occasionally.
Hip-Hop and R n B performance
By Mary Black
Mary Black creates hip-hop and R n B music. Mary uses hip-hop to reach the youth and speak to them in a language they can understand - to provide youth with positive role models and delivering messages of healing. In addition to this, she incorporates Indigenous language and teachings in their music, and Indigenous drumming and dancing in their performances. Connor Boulanger dances Men's Traditional during her performances. They promote sobriety and healing from trauma, and use their music to raise awareness for domestic violence, sexual abuse, suicide, MMIWG, and many more issues.
By Connor Boulanger
Connor Boulanger has been dancing Men's Traditional since he was 10 years old. He has traveled all the way to Albequerque, New Mexico to dance at Gathering of Nations. Connor has taken 1st place at many powwows across Canada.
Traditional dancing has bought Connor a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award for Culture (Nov 2016), he was featured dancing in a music video for Drezus - "Get Up!" and he was a featured dancer in a short film "Zaasaakwe" (Shout with Joy).
Connor dances Traditional dance for Bloodliine during their hip-hop performances, and they open their shows with a Traditional drum song/dance to honour their ancestors, their heritage, and their people. Traditional Dance is what has kept Connor on his path of healing and sobriety.
By Mary Black & Blaine Constant
Mary and Blaine will provide motivational speaking on topics pertaining to:
-Domestic violence & Healthy relationships
-Healing from abuse for perpetrators and victims
-Sexual abuse, sexual assault and consent
-Inter-generational residential school trauma
-Suicide, grief and loss, and prevention
- Identity, culture and history
The topics of speaking will vary depending on the specific need within every individual community.