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Joanne Shenandoah and Thelma Cheechoo

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D., is one of “America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians of her time”, Associated Press. She is a Grammy Award winner with 3 Nominations, over 40 music awards including 14 Native American Music Awards – Hall of Fame Inductee with music ranging from solo to full symphony and 22 recordings.

Tickets available on www.naccnt.ca and by calling the box office at 867 766 6101.

She is a humanitarian, working as a peace advocate, earth justice and has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. She has received multiple awards and praise for her work to promote universal peace and understanding. She is a direct descendant of the famed “Chief Shenandoah” who is noted to have been given a “Peace Medal” by George Washington and established Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (The Oneida Academy).

Shenandoah is a founding board member of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge, a non-profit higher learning educational facility that is based on Iroquois principles. Also in 2014 she served as Co-Chair for the Attorney General’s National Task Force of Children Exposed to Violence for the Department of Justice. Shenandoah has performed for noted leaders such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Huston Smith, Mikhail Gorbachev, and is celebrated with the honor of East – West Interfaith Ministry.

Shenandoah has performed at prestigious events such as St. Peter’s Basilica, The White House of the US, Carnegie Hall, 5 Presidential Inaugurations, The Vatican – St. Peter’s Basilica for the canonization of the first Native American St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Madison Square Garden, Bethlehem Fine Arts Center, Palestine, Crystal Bridges Museum, Smithsonian museums, The Ordway Theater, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto Skydome, The Parliament of the Worlds Religions, (Africa, Spain and Australia) and Woodstock ‘94.

“Joanne Shenandoah is one of the finest attributes to Native American Music and Culture.” – Neil Young

“She weaves you into a trance with her beautiful Iroquois chants and wraps her voice around you like a warm blanket on a cool winter’s night,” – Robbie Robertson

“Tonight I have heard an angel!” – Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements

Thelma Cheechoo

Indie-folk singer/songwriter Thelma Cheechoo has been taking her sweet, soulful voice to the stages big and small, and sharing a brand of music that spans, world folk, roots, and country-rock. She has opened shows for Blue Rodeo, Buffy Saint-Marie, Susan Aglukark, Jimmy Rankin, and will join Joanne Shenandoah in Yellowknife. Thelma’s album “STAY” charted at #4 on college radio, #30 on the iTunes Charts and #9 on the Indigenous Music Charts. Thelma’s album “STAY” was nominated for “BEST COUNTRY ALBUM” at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards.

Pre-show performance by Patrick Jacobson.



November 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Box Office
(867) 766-6101


Northern Arts And Culture Centre (NACC)
4701 52nd Ave.
Yellowknife, NT Canada
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