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A Nakoda Cree member of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation also known as Cross Lake in Northern Manitoba. She grew up in her father's community Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation in Norway House. She was raised in Northern Manitoba, the Interlake Region and in various parts of Winnipeg. At a young age, she received a gift of the hand drum from her father and is performing since. Her late grandfather Murdo Scribe told legends of Northern Manitoba and Lisa wanted to honor his legacy through storytelling with her drum. She also danced fancy shawl as a youth and is inspired by her son to dance with her daughters.
Lisa is a performing artist, storyteller, hip hop artists and motivational speakers, workshop facilitator and more. She is a mother of 5, educated in financial management, who recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Communications. Her goal is to use her platforms to encourage young people that when faced with adversity you can overcome and achieve.
The album is available for download on all digital platforms. In 2018, Lisa released the ten-story titled album "Buffalo and Rabbits". The album tells the story of how Wapos (Rabbit) goes on a journey to seek the lost story of the round dance from their territory. The album earned two nominations in 2018 for Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards and Aboriginal Songwriter of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Lisa is a contemporary hand drum singer who performs songs and shares stories about the culture and hand drum. Her parents raised her with cultural teachings and ceremony. With teachings passed on by her late Kunshi (grandmother) and father, she contributes to cultural enrichment by encouraging future generations to engage in their identity through culture and language. She has traveled and taught many groups about drumming and helping others learn about song format and writing. She also contributes her vocals to other artist music projects you will hear very soon.
Lisa watched her dad bead many projects growing up. Her father crafted, made drums and feather fans. She also learned sewing skills through her family. She started on small beading projects and took it more serious in the recent years. There are members in her family who are beaders, and the skills she learned come from them or those before her.
Lisa is a full time beader when she's not busy with projects. She beads medallions, earrings, and is known for her beaded brim hats. Her hats have made it to TikTok Creators, musicians, artists and red carpet events. Visit the gallery.
Lisa Muswagon is one of the original founding members for The Pink Party. The event is known to network and showcase Indigenous Artists without borders. She is also the Vice President for Native Model Studio, which is a company that promotes modeling and photography.
Lisa started modeling in her late teens for local designers and Winnipeg and artist Linus Woods. Her interest in modeling sparked as a young age and was inspired by her late Kokom Mary. She modeled in fashion shows for Indigenous designers across Turtle Island, along with organizing fashion shows and hosting model workshops to prepare models for the main events.
She comes as an experienced fashion show coordinator, runway trainer, event planner and seeks aspiring models to represent Indigenous People on international platforms. Lisa also provides runway training and professional development, while networking with Indigenous talent in photography and fashion design.