The Indigenous Music Awards took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 17, 2019. The awards recognize singers, songwriters, and performers across Indian Country.
Laura Grizzlypaws wowed the crowd with her dancing and singing during the awards show. Videos of her dancing have gone viral in the past, and she didn't disappoint the live audience.
She also won for Best Hand Drum!
She brought her young daughter on the stage for the acceptance. In her speech, she talked about that she does what she does for the future generations.
Congrats Laura and thanks for inspiring our young people!
Bear Dance by Laura Grizzlypaws
Indigenous Music Awards Opening Ceremony Video
Laura Grizzlypaws Singing Video
About Laura Grizzlypaws
Grizzlypaws was born and raised in Lillooet, British Columbia in the Interior Plateau region, she is of St’át’imc descent. Her St’át’imc name is “Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws,” She belongs to the people of Xwisten the Bear Clan.
At the age of sixteen, Grizzlypaws began to relearn the St’át’imc traditions her passion grew stronger in education and the heritage of her people it became a way of life.
She is a dancer, drummer and a singer/songwriter, an academic, educator and a language and cultural advocate.
The experiences in her education provided her with the knowledge and skills with a focus on providing her recipients with the highest quality of cultural education based on the values and needs of the community while meeting the deliverables of the organization or project goals. Thorough knowledge of education and cultural values make way for a clear vision of the cultural expressions of the St’át’imc songs, oral traditions, storytelling, dances and the social interactions of the people. From – https://grizzlypaws.ca/
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