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Jeremiah Manitopyes

Jeremiah Manitopyes

“My music today is more about pride than ego; more about building others up than tearing others down.”

I once read that you can’t shoot a man and blame him for bleeding and while I’m still dealing with the effects of past aggressions on Native people in Canada, I’m working hard to reconnect with my culture so I can use my influence to help Native kids across the country deal with legacy of residential schools and racist public policy.

Compared to what I used to put out, my music today is more about pride than ego; more about building others up than tearing others down; and, more about breaking into the mainstream than carving out a niche in the Native community.

Jeremiah Manitopyes is an Anishinaabe/Cree musician from Muskowekwan First Nation.

www.drezusmusic.com/