Talent and Entertainment

 

Inez Louis (Jasper)

Master of Ceremonies

In 2009, Inez released her first solo album and traveled extensively as a pop artist. She garnered six Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards and two Juno nominations. Through her voice and musical style, her blending of traditional Native sounds with a love for contemporary pop music brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world. Today, she is an avid war canoe paddler, a mother of three, and she works for her nation as the Nursing Manager. She is as dedicated to realizing her own dreams as she is to inspiring others to reach for theirs.

 

 

Gabrielle Fayant

Talent

Gabrielle Fayant originates from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta and identifies as a proud Michif woman. She is the cofounder and co-CEO of a youth-led, youth driven non-profit organization called Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G). Gabrielle is also part of a womens hand drum group called Ogimaakwewak Singers and is the recipient of the 2015 Indspire Award for Youth – Métis.

 

 

Kelly Fraser

Talent

Kelly Fraser is an Inuk artist that uses modern pop music to strengthen Inuit culture and language and to promote the Inuit way of life to young people across Canada. She was nominated for Indigenous Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and Best Pop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards for her secondever album, ᓄᓕᐊᔪᒃ (Sedna). Kelly Fraser is also the 2019 Indspire Award recipient for Youth – Inuit.

 

 

Joey Stylez

Talent

Joey Stylez is a Juno nominee and multi award-winning singer-songwriter, rapper, activist, visual artist and fashion designer from Moosomin First Nation. With four albums completed to date, he has collaborated with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Dragonette and Grammy award-winning producer Malay, and was described by The Weeknd as “a big inspiration.” Joey was featured in No Gimmicks, a documentary about his life and career.

 

 

James Jones

Talent

James Jones is ranked among the top 5 hoop dancers in the world. Notable performances include the 2006 World Ski Cup Championship in Italy, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the 2014 Juno Awards, the 2015 Pan Am Games, the 2015 Coachella Music Festival, and the 2015 Sydney Opera House. James has worked with artists including K-OS and Snoop Dogg. In 2009, he appeared as a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance Canada and is currently hoop dancing on a world tour with A Tribe Called Red.