Indigenous alternative artist iskwē has just dropped an animated video for her new track, “Little Star.”
The tune is set to serve as a reminder and a starting point laid atop the drumbeat of an Anishinaabe honour song. The accompanying claymation style video is dark and powerful, with images of a red sunset and people solemnly making their way through a forest that borders a city. As the video progresses, it’s revealed that the buildings in the city are made out of newspaper clippings from the Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie tragedies.
Watch the video for “Little Star” below.
“‘Little Star’ reminds listeners that we still need to act on the lessons learned from the Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie tragedies,” iskwē explains in a statement. “It also gives birth to a new direction for me, as I’ll be digging deeper into the astrology teachings of my Cree ancestors and amplifying the work of thought leaders like Wilfred Ruck.”
Check out iskwē at the Mod Club on February 23rd.