Dave McLeod


David McLeod is the CEO of NCI-FM which operates a provincial radio network throughout Manitoba. He is also the Executive Producer of the Indigenous Music Countdown (IMC), a weekly two-hour top #40 program heard nationally on SiriusXM (channel 165) and 6 stations across Canada and 2 in the U.S. David was instrumental in early Indigenous playlists on both SiriusXM and Stingray (Indigenous Music Canada). The IMC is Canada’s longest running Indigenous music chart (2000), and the recipient of three Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. He received a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award in 2002 for launching the chart which has since featured thousands of artists.

David is the co-curator of the Speak Up! Exhibition at the National Music Centre located in Calgary, AB which recognizes artists who’ve brought about social change. He’s also been active in assisting with the curation of the Beyond The Beat Exhibition (2024) at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg in its goal of recognizing groundbreaking Indigenous artists. He’s also collected Indigenous artists on vinyl records for over 25 yrs.

David McLeod is a member of Minegoziibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation) located in treaty #4 territory, Manitoba.