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Fawn Wood – Iskwewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood

Posted By Darren Thompson September 20th, 2015 Last Updated on: October 5th, 2015

Fawn Wood, “Iskwewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood

Darren Thompson | Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe

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Fawn Wood continues to redefine the standard for North American indigenous vocals in her first solo album Iskwewak. Released in 2012, Iskwewak is produced and distributed by Canyon Records and is Fawn's first solo album with the label and features a beautiful collection of songs reflecting both Fawn's traditional cultural heritage of the coastal Salish people and contemporary round dance as well as solo vocals and collaborations with her husband Dallas Washakat.

A widely recognized couple in Indian Country, Dallas and Fawn became a symbol of old-fashioned “Indian love” when Dallas proposed to Fawn live at North America's largest powwow – the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their collective voice, on the powwow trail and beyond, is renowned and well featured in Iskwewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood. 

Iskwewak features the both the talented song-making and vocals of Fawn Wood and the skilled production of Canyon Records, making the project an album that not only takes listeners to new horizons, but features an indigenous female talent that is dedicated to cultural traditions.

With full force and determination, Fawn Wood's “Iskewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood” is yet another impressive addition to Canyon Record's collection of indigenous talent is a remarkable accomplishment for both the artist and Indian Country.  Iskwewak is a must-listen!

Listen to their CD on Native Music Radio!



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Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O'odham) is a Native American flute player, activist and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. A frequent performer and public speaker, his commentary on American Indian cultural identity as well as his reviews of his music has been included in Indian Country Today, the Native Sun News, News from Indian Country, The Examiner, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and numerous other media. For more information please visit www.darrenthompson.net


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About Darren Thompson

Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O’odham) is a Native American flute player and writer from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. He contributes to Native Peoples Magazine, Native News Online, Native Max Magazine and Powwows.com. For more information please visit www.darrenthompson.net



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