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Eekwol

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Birth name  Lindsay Knight
Albums  Apprentice to the Mystery
Instruments  Vocals
Name  Lindsay Knight
Occupation(s)  Musician, Rapper
Also known as  Eekwol

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Genres  Rap, hip hop, First Nations
Labels  Livesoulflow , Independent
Role  Singer · myspace.com/eekwol

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Eekwol (born Lindsay Knight) is a Muskoday First Nation rapper who is a solo female aboriginal hip hop artist." Her music offers Natives, and Native Women in particular, a positive alternative to negative, violent stereotypes.

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She is a graduate of the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan (M.A.). Her master's thesis, completed through the Department of Native Studies, examines past and present Indigenous music and how both are interconnected.

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Music career

Eekwol started studying hip-hop at age 16 and launched her first album in 1998. She won Best Hip Hop/Rap Album at the 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards for the “Apprentice to the Mystery” album, along with Mils (her brother and producer). The same album was nominated at the Indian Summer Music Awards in 2005, and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards in 2006. Her video for "Too Sick" has been featured on the Aboriginal Peoples' Television Network, MTV Canada and Muchmusic. She served on the panel of adjudicators for the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards in 2008.

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Political activism

She is known for "a passionate stance on indigenous culture and struggle" in her lyrics, and for political and social activities.

Discography

  • 1998 – Eekwol
  • 1999 – Frequent Flyers of a Higher Science
  • 2001 – Best Kept Secret
  • 2002 – Soundsick
  • 2004 – Apprentice to the Mystery
  • 2007 – The List (with Mils)
  • 2009 – Niso
  • 2015 – Good Kill
  • References

    Eekwol Wikipedia


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