I am deeply honoured to be one of the recipients of the REVEAL Indigenous Arts Awards. It was incredible to be in the same room with so many First Nations, Metis & Inuit artists. Miigwetch to the Hnatyshyn Foundation, the donors & jury for acknowledging the incredible work of so many Indigenous artists. I will be using this award to create new works for my next album.
'Red Dress' is meant to honour the over 1180 Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada and raise awareness for this tragic and ongoing issue.
After hearing the song in it's early stages, award-winning artist Chantal Kreviazuk was compelled to lend her voice to the song and the cause.
The title "Red Dress" and the concept for video were derived from artist Jaime Black's REDress Project