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Music Is My Medicine

Shawnee Kish


Mohawk and Two-Spirit singer-songwriter Shawnee Kish collaborated with young Indigenous artists who have never performed on a stage before, bringing them on a journey of self-discovery using music as medicine. Immersed in a nature-inspired setting, Shawnee’s episode is a walk in the wild where struggle and pain meet strength and the warrior spirit.


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    Shawnee Kish describes her UNDISRUPTED episode

Special thank you to We Matter
For resources and support, please visit: Kids Help Phone

Thank you to Elder Annie Smith St-Georges

Creative and Production teams: Music Is My Medicine

  • Episode curated and conceived by Shawnee Kish
  • Music Director and Conductor Alexander Shelley
  • Creative Producer Donna Feore
  • Singer, songwriter and youth mentor Shawnee Kish
  • Singer-songwriter Araya Spooner
  • Singer-songwriter Zoe Spooner
  • Hip-hop artist-songwriter Nick Stone (Eden Ward)
  • Orchestrator, Arranger & Composer Darren Fung​
  • Visual Design & Production Normal Studio
  • Video Capture (Orchestra) ProdCan Inc.
  • Sound Production Carl Talbot (Musicom Productions Inc)
  • Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell
  • Executive Producer Arna Einarsdottir
  • Producer Nelson McDougall
  • Producer Fletcher Gailey-Snell
  • Technical Director Pasquale Cornacchia
  • Behind the scenes a/v capture and editing no hands

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