Jeremy Dutcher is many things: a young, queer, indigenous artist who created one of the most compelling musical works this country has been gifted in years. As such, he’s also a Polaris Prize, JUNO, and East Coast Music Award winner. But perhaps most importantly, he’s a conversationalist, sometimes in music, sometimes in speech, but always with pure intentions and an important message.
In this wide-ranging interview with Andrew, he talks about the five-year creation of is heralded debut, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa; about how indigenous artists who came before him struggled to open doors he’s been able to walk through; whether Canada is ready to engage in crucial conversations with its indigenous communities, and a lot more.
Plus, we bring you an inside scoop on Entandem, the new joint project of SOCAN and Re:Sound.