A Tribe Called Red are an Indigenous EDM (electronic dance music) group out of Ottawa, Ontario.
They recently released their second album, titled Nation II Nation, and it is getting rave reviews not only in Canada, where the band has been popular for a few years now, but internationally as well. Nation II Nation was recently nominated for the Polaris Prize, the largest money prize in Canada, awarded to critics choice for “Best Album of the Year.” Their debut, self-titled album was also nominated for the Polaris.
The three men who make up A Tribe Called Red are also very outspoken on issues of Indigenous and Treaty Rights in Canada, among other issues. They are immensely popular among Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth across Canada.
If you’re interested in reading more about them, we’ll be profiling A Tribe Called Red and other young Indigenous musical artists in a brief piece in Issue 3 of One River. In the meantime, check out this feature published in the latest issue of Stylus Magazine in Winnipeg.
Jonathan Ventura is the web assistant with One River, Many Relations. His formal education in environmental policy & law, as well as his passion and experience in community based research and mobilization brings a unique perspective to the project.