Lindsay Monture is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a creative jack of all trades, and has worked to promote arts and culture through a number of Indigenous arts organizations such as; Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Maoriland Film Festival, and RPM.fm. She is a mohawk language student, an auntie and a beader.
Collective Member and Contributor
Tara Williamson is Anishinaabe/Nehayo (Ojibwe/Cree). She was raised in Swan Lake, Manitoba and is a member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation. A singer-songwriter, she has released two EPs, is currently completing her first full length albm, and is writing a musical under the mentorship of Tomson Highway.Tara holds degrees in social work, law, and Indigenous governance.
Collective Member and Contributor
Melody McKiver is an emerging Anishinaabe musician, media artist, and arts programmer of mixed ancestry from Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nationand Scottish/Lithuanian origins. She holds an MA in Ethnomusicology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (2014), with research interests in Indigenous electronic music, artistic processes of decolonization, urban Indigeneity, and Two-Spirited studies.
Ron Harris aka. Ostwelve
Podcast Host and Contributor
Os has traveled the world – from the Nokia Jam in Johannesburg to the North American Indigenous Games in Duncan BC – delegating and performing. He has shared the stage with Coolio, Snoop Dogg, Guru, K’naan, Living Legends, Litefoot, Rez Official, Digging Roots and Kinnie Starr just to name a few.
Paolo Pietropaolo is a journalist, broadcaster, composer and producer. Paolo’s radio docs have received a Peabody Award and the Prix Italia, the highest accolades in broadcasting. Before moving to Vancouver from Toronto, Paolo played and toured extensively with the taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu.
Marika Swan is a Tla-o-qui-aht artist/carver/writer/facilitator who has been working with Redwire Native Youth Media for the past 7 years creating space for our young people to explore their creativity. She believes in a deeply profound relationship with the land that she comes from and a responsibility to its survival, health, and freedom.
Eugene Boulanger is a Dene artist, activist, organizer and music appreciator from Tulita and Somba K’e, Denendeh. He’s been living in Vancouver since the fall of 2008 and has since been involved in many projects within the arts. You can likely find Eugene behind his laptop at various purveyors of fine coffee, or in front of a stack of bass bins somewhere.
Revolutions Per Minute is a global new music platform, record label, and boutique agency for Indigenous music culture. RPM’s mission is to build a visionary community of Indigenous artists and to introduce Indigenous music to new audiences across Turtle Island and around the world. Our main site, RPM.fm, has featured the work of more than 500 Indigenous artists and shared their music across our social networks of more than 275,000 followers.
RPM Records is the first of its kind: a label for contemporary, cross-genre Indigenous music, run by Indigenous people. Selected by The FADER as one of “5 New Canadian Record Labels The Entire World Should Know”, RPM Records artists include Ziibiwan, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Exquisite Ghost, and Mob Bounce.