Year: 2021 | 2022

ShoShona Kish

JUNO Award-Winning Touring Artist,
Digging Roots

ShoShona Kish is an Anishinaabekwe community organizer, producer, activist, songwriter and JUNO award-winning touring artist. In 2018 ShoShona was recognized for her work internationally with the prestigious ‘Professional Excellence Award’ from the WOMEX organization “for her role in the ongoing revolution, using the medium of music as an agent of change, to awaken our humanity and help us connect”.

ShoShona leads the multi-award-winning band Digging Roots, with her husband, Raven Kanatakta. Their music breaches categorization, blending global and Indigenous sounds with roots, blues, and trip-hop. They openly explore topical issues, treating music as a call to action.

ShoShona is the Artistic Director and founder of the International Indigenous Music Summit, the Indigenous Music Alliance and the Indigenous Music Advisory Circle. She also sits on Music Canada’s Advisory Council. She recently launched the record label Ishkōdé Records with co-founder Amanda Rheaume.