As a child I was always in love with music. I loved powwow to pop music to every genre in-between (minus opera & classical). As a lil gay kid, music really helped me escape the outside world. These songs & albums made their impact on me when I was twelve to sixteen.
As First Nation peoples, we learn to co-exist in a cultural world and a modern world. So I felt I could share these without some feeling it isn't very "decolonized" of me. The following are women artists who made an impact on my young mind. I say give them a listen to see if they align, in some way, with our beliefs & traditions.
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814