The Resilience is duo Hellnback and Lisa Muswagon.
Produced by DJ Kemo
A Scribe Production
Good Guy Pictures
In honour of all Residential Survivors, their families, 60’s scoop survivors, intergenerational RSS breaking through cycles of trauma to build strong families in their communities.
Also to honour Camp Marcedes and Camp Morgan to search Brady Landfill for the four Indigenous women and to create awareness of Murdered and Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited (MMIWG2S).
"Nepoy" means "Stand Up" in our Cree language. Our new single dropped over the summer titled Land Rights. It's a powerful song that carries impact because it shares the message of what our Indigenous People face at the forefront and in our communities. Available on all platforms! New Music Video Coming Soon!
Download Land Rights > https://music.apple.com/lb/album/land-rights/1694432230?i=1694432596
This song is dedicated to our children, families, our parents, Day School and all the Residential School survivors and their families. Sending love and encouragement to those breaking unhealthy cycles and healing from intergenerational trauma.
The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line provides 24-hour crisis support to former Indian Residential School students and their families toll-free at 1-866-925-4419.
Filmed by Good Guy Pictures
Beat Produced by DJ Shub
All I can say is Alberta was interesting. We are forever grateful for the experience. The health care system was definitely a challenge. We are planting are feet back home again! One of the first gigs we did was with the Bear Grease Family, oh man they had a stellar show to show, and if you missed it, I hope you catch it when they come back! WE had a great time opening up for them. If you have any photos, please share them! We are home Winnipeg!!!!
Lisa recently went viral on TikTok and social media platforms for the Spam Can she beaded and a set of the Spam Can Tab Earrings. Working endlessly hours and challenging her skills, she completed it during through normal life ups and downs.
The new owner of the Beaded Spam Can is Tara Campbell aka T-Rhymes. She is an admirable, driven female emcee coming out of Saskatoon. I'm sure you will see this in the coming seasons!
Hellnback partnered up with the Canadian Society of Nephrologists for the single "Kidney Warrior". The song features Lisa's vocals and the content is Hellnback's empathy to kidney warriors and their families. A recent study cited by Kidney Check says that 1 in 3 Indigenous adult Canadians suffers kidney disease and one out of ten Canadians will suffer kidney disease.
Jill Featherstone is an author, University professor, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and proud wife, mother & grandmother. Empowering Indigenous young people is always on the forefront of whatever she is doing, and whether it’s through workshops, podcasting or speaking at events, Jill is always in search of ways to reach people on a larger scale.
Be sure to follow her podcast and take a listen!
Alberta! There was a point on the kidney journey where the family took the leap to Alberta, Wetaskiwin to be exact. Hellnback is from the Mascwacis Cree Nation and during the next leg of his journey, he wanted to be in his homelands. There's been challenges in many areas, but like all other great things in life, we need get through a few hoops and hiccups. We will try our best to blog about our experiences and where we are at in the journey! We are seeking a kidney donor for Hellnback.
Our friends LightingCloud produced the musical Bear Grease which is just like the movie Grease but super Indigenized with native humour and amazing talent. We were so honored when we opened up for them in Wetaskiwin, AB.
Follow them on all social media platforms and check out their website for future tour dates! If they come to your rez, town or city, you better not miss it!!
Thank you so much for that opportunity!
Approached by Winnipeg Tourism, the team felt "Penimitawe Ota" would be a vibe for the logo launch. In June, the new Winnipeg Tourism made it's appearance. The Resilience is so grateful for Winnipeg to honor Indigenous music by inclusivity and recognizing the music. The song was produced by the Godfather of Pow wow Step DJ Shub.
The duo is excited to share that The Resilience's single "Penimitawe Ota" is featured on CTV's Comedy Series Acting Good in Season 1.
The series is about comedian Paul Rabliauskas who moves from his city life in Winnipeg to his northern community "Grouse Lake". It is so hilarious and we are very grateful for our music.
Please watch the series!
Native State of Mind Beat Pack on Splice!
This project was curated as a way to help raise funds for indigenous nonprofits during the pandemic. The Native State of Mind Sample includes traditional Native American instruments and chants from all four corners of Turtle Island for music & video producers around the world to use royalty-free in their music or video creations.
The pack includes vocals from Nelson Baker (Poundmaker Cree, Mandan, Hidatsa) @deeprootz710 , Lisa Muswagon (Nakoda Cree) @lisamuswagon , Spur Pourier (Oglala Lakota) @spurpourier, and Miracle Spotted Bear (Oglala Lakota) @miraclespottedbear . Instruments include flutes and hand drums by Artson (Tarahumara, Raramuri) @iamartson, Ayoytes shaker shells by PJ Vegas (Yoeme) @therealpjvegas, and track starts from @tippie (Comanche).
Film/edit/dancer @adam_conte01 @odinrock @baac_g In order to access the sounds, Splice users pay a subscription fee (which starts at $7.99/month) to get credits on the Splice platform, which they can use to download samples.
Lisa and her mother Isabel Scribe are hosts for the Indigenous Languages Series on the U-Multicultural Channel. Lisa's mother speaks fluent Cree in the Swampy dialect. She grew up around her language but her father, a residential school survivor wanted his children's first language to be English, so they wouldn't face the barriers he did when he was growing up.
Lisa is around her language when she is with her mother's family and relatives, she is on a learning journey to speak more fluent as she can understand common conversations. The series shows Lisa learning with and from her mother.
The series was recognized and received awards in two categories at the Canadian Ethnic Media Association's 43rd Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence
The Indigenous Languages Series is a unique project presented by U Multicultural featuring Robert Maytwayashing, Isabel Scribe, Lisa Muswagon, Michael Kusugak, and Henry Pitawanakwat, which focuses on education for the indigenous languages of Cree, Ojibwe and Inuktitut, through stories, culture and traditions.
Lisa also hosts "We Stand Together with Ryan Funk.
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