Introducing SpiritWind Women’s Hand Drum Group

The name Spirit Wind represents the importance of giving thanks for our breath. Multi-talented artists, singers, song-writers and dancers. Nancy Johnson, Jenny Blackbird, Dawnis Kennedy, Krysta Williams, Michele Perpaul, Amy Desjarlais, Rochelle Allan, Tania Cordoba come together to share Native traditional and social hand-drum songs through stories, drum, voice and shakers.

This style of singing brings women from all over Turtle Island together and offers them an opportunity to practice and live Native spirituality in traditional as well as non-traditional settings. Women’s hand drum social singing is a relatively new tradition, however the drum itself has been acknowledged as the heartbeat of Mother Earth since time immemorial. The drumbeat reminds of our relationship and connection to Creation.

Nelson Mandela Freedom Walk, Saturday June 20th 2015

Spirit Wind invites you to join us on Mandela Freedom Walk this Saturday June 20.
We will be sharing our voices between 11:15 am – 12:15 pm before the walk.

The walk begins at Courthouse Square, 361 University Avenue, which at the south east corner of Armoury Street and University Avenue.  This is the start of the Walk where people gather.
We have been asked to help to engage people in a positive spiritual way which is intended to reflect a commitment to the vision of an inclusive society, free from all discrimination, and respectful of human rights for all Peoples.

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Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Awards

Spirit Wind had the honour of singing for the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Awards.

The Gala awards show will be aired tonight (Sunday July 27th) on the OMNI Television network.

See below for the channel and times:

OMNI.1 – 9pm ET

OMNI.2 – 7pm ET

OMNI Alberta – 9pm MT

OMNI BC – 9pm PT


Toronto Birth Centre!

Please see the link to the Toronto Star story “Midwifery comes of age in Ontario” which includes a photo of the woman who gave birth while Amy and Jenny were singing upstairs for the Honouring Indigenous Women Book launch and fundraiser!

So beautiful to see mother and son in the photo, a great honour to be able to sing a welcoming song to the new little one.


Julia Butterfly Hill Roots and Vision: Seeds for Change

Tonight Spirit Wind will be singing at an event with Julia Butterfly Hill:

There are tickets still available:

Friend’s House
60 Lowther Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1C7

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)