Get to know 2023 Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Nominees nominees, The Bearhead Sisters in our “7 Questions With” series where we speak with first-time JUNO Award nominees from all genres.
The Bearhead Sisters are proud members of Paul First Nation (Treaty 6), Alberta Canada. They’ve been a sister trio for 17 + years and their side of the family comes from a long line of singers. Their ancestors before them had a very strong belief in singing to uplift their sprits and to heal their well-being. As young women their mother kept that alive within them. Today they still believe and keep the gift of song alive each and every time they sing they think of our ancestors. This uplifts and keep their hearts and spirit in balance with the universe. They’re very proud that we have the courage to continue the gift of song.
1. How does it feel to be nominated for a JUNO award?
We’re very honoured and excited to be able to participate in this amazing opportunity for our group.
2. Tell us a bit about your JUNO-nominated project.
We truly believe we’ve worked hard to get where we are. After years of hard work, we finally feel like our story is being heard.
3. What has been the craziest moment of your music career to date?
Travelling and getting more opportunities to showcase our music.
4. What’s your favourite lyric from this project, and why does it resonate with you so much?
Unbreakable – Because as a sister trio there were times where going forward wasn’t an option but also giving up wasn’t an option for us. We’ve worked hard to come this far in our journey.
5. Which Canadian artist would you like to collaborate with and why?
City & colour. The love they have for music and the passion, the support, respect and love they have amongst our Indigenous people.
6. What would you like music fans to know about you? How would you introduce your music to new or soon-to-be fans?
We’re The Bearhead Sisters.
7. What’s next for you?
To continue working towards our goal.
Rewatch every performance and memorable moment from The 2023 JUNO Awards broadcast, on CBC Gem, CBCMusic.ca/junos and The JUNO Awards social channels.