May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Ila Barker and Fawn Wood © Tiffany Spence and Janice Huser

AIRsessions Workshop: Ila Barker and Fawn Wood

Season 3 | Episode 2

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Ila Barker and Fawn Wood © Tiffany Spence and Janice Huser
Indigenous arts Music Singer/Songwriter Pop Workshops

Zoom event

Artist-in Residence Ila Barker is joined by singer Fawn Wood.

Born into the respected multi-generational traditional singing Wood family, Fawn Wood’s singing reflects her Cree and Salish tribal lineage. At an early age Fawn would sing her heart out at pow-wows alongside her mother and father. In 2006, Fawn was the first female to win the Hand Drum contest at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. In 2009 she opened the show at the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS). In 2010 she also sang with her partner, Dallas Waskahat for the opening of the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in Winnepeg, Manitoba.

Register to participate in this small-group online session to learn about how these artists make music and to share your questions and musical ideas. Priority registration to Indigenous youth aged 13 to 25. Other participants accepted if space is available.

The workshop will take place on Zoom. To register and for more information, please contact Ila at

This series is presented as part of the NAC Music Alive Program: Manitoba, in partnership with the sākihiwē festival, Music for Life, Indigenous Music Development Program at Manitoba Music and Canada Council for the arts.

This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.

Ila Barker and Fawn Wood © Tiffany Spence and Janice Huser