Lisa Muswagon is a Nakoda Cree member of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation also known as Cross Lake in Northern Manitoba. She was raised in the Northern Manitoba, the Interlake Region and Winnipeg. At a young age, she received a gift of the hand drum from her father and is performing since. Her late grandfather told legends of Northern Manitoba and Lisa wanted to honour their legacy through storytelling with her drum. She is a mother of 5, educated in financial management, who recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Business Administration.
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 performer, speaker, workshop facilitator, and is the Vice President for Native Model Studio where she coordinates events and fashion shows. She promotes confidence, self esteem and enjoys making new music.
The album shares the story of (Rabbit) Wapos' journey to seek the story of the Round Dance that was lost long ago. Her determination carries her through challenges and learns along the way, The album is available for download on all digital platforms.
This project was curated as a way to help raise funds for indigenous nonprofits during the pandemic. I’d like to thank every artist who donated their time energy and talent to help create this pack. It was done with positive intentions and respect.
We partnered with @_illuminatives and are donating half the proceeds to help raise funds that go directly to future growth of natives in media! 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.
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
"My Native People" Hellnback ft Lisa Muswagon
Lisa is a contemporary hand drum singer who performs songs and shares stories about the culture and hand drum. With teachings passed on by her late 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 is also a storyteller, carrying on her late grandfather's legacy of story telling. If you would like this in your community, she is available for booking.
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. She is a fashion show coordinator, event planner and seeks aspiring models to represent the company through model searches.