Juno nomination is like a ‘love in’ in the category of contemporary Indigenous artists

Digging Roots

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It took Digging Roots eight years to complete their newest album, but if a Juno nomination is an indication of thoughtful lyrics and strong melodies then it’s been time well spent. Zhawenim, by Digging Roots, the duo of Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish, is one of five nominees in the category of Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year. They are joined by Aysanabee (Watin), Indian City (Code Red), Julian Taylor (Beyond the Reservoir) and Susan Aglukark (The Crossing.) “I love how diverse this one category is?There’s actually no other category as diverse in the Junos as this one. If you look at it from that perspective, anything can happen,’’ said Kanatakta. Zhawenim is Digging Roots’ fourth album and fourth nomination for…

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