2009 National Spokesperson Lucie Idlout
Songwriter, Honest, Vibrant
Lucie is a world renowned Inuit singer songwriter who lived much of her early life on Baffin Island in Nunavut. Living between Iqaluit, Nunavut and Toronto, Ontario, Lucie uses her experiences living in the north as one of the themes in her songwriting. Her two albums, “E5-770, My Mother’s Name” and “Swagger” touch on the compelling social relevance and reveals her incredible insight. Her music can take you on an emotional journey through life drawing on themes that are common to us all; heartbreak, loss, tenderness and occasionally a little rage.
In 2007, she was chosen as one of fifty Canadian artists to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts, performing at the Governor General’s Gala. She has toured extensively through Canada, Europe and the United States earning rave reviews wherever she travels.
“Determination, a dream and drive are ingredients for success. Inuit, Metis and First Nations youth have the spirit to succeed and these role models are a prime example of that.”
Lucie’s poster (pdf):