“Music can touch people no matter what language we speak. It speaks for those who can’t speak for themselves.”
Music is something I consider a part of me. I use it to express myself, express my love for my culture, my personal experiences and messages that I feel would help someone in some ways. I like to contribute to Inuktitut music. I like to incorporate traditional Inuit throat singing to my contemporary music, as we are an adaptable people to modern times. Music can touch people no matter what language we speak. It speaks for those who can’t speak for themselves. I love to show my culture through my performances by singing in my language and wearing traditional/contemporary clothing I have created, or wear Inuit made accessories on stage. I like to show the rest of the world that we are just as talented as the rest. I also focus on being an example to youth about living a healthy, sober lifestyle.
Beatrice Deer is an Inuit/Mohawk musician from Quaqtaq, Nunavik living in Lachine, Quebec.