Andrea Menard is a singer–songwriter, writer and actor. A passionate advocate for reconciliation and unity among nations, she conveys the richness of her Métis culture through her live performances, recordings and television appearances. She has released four award-winning albums: The Velvet Devil, Simple Steps, Sparkle and Lift. Her one-woman show The Velvet Devil, which toured across Canada, was adapted for TV in 2006 and earned Andrea a Gemini nomination for her performance. Unreservedly engaged with the world, she has expressed her ideals in song to royalty, prime ministers, ambassadors and governors general.