Fawn Wood was born in Cree Round Dance season on an icy October evening. Through her father, Earl Wood of Saddle Lake, Alberta, she inherited the Round Dance and Pow-Wow singing traditions of his Plains Cree forefathers. Through her mother Cindy Jim-Wood she inherited the traditions and Salish chants of the Whonnock and Stlatlimx peoples. Along with her husband, well-known Cree singer Dallas Waskahat, Fawn opened up the televised broadcast of Manito Ahbee’s 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.
Fawn’s debut solo recording, Iskwewak – Songs of Indigenous Womanhood (Canyon Records) was released in 2012. The recording went on to win “Best Hand Drum” recording at the 2013 Aboriginal Peoples Music Choice Awards and to bring Fawn the “Best Female Artist” award at the Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS).
Her follow-up recording, Kikawiynaw (Canyon Records), was released in 2015. The recording went to #1 (Canada) and #2 (US) on the iTunes New Release World Music Chart and remained in the top 100 for weeks afterward. The recording also went to #14 on Billboard’s World Music Chart.
Her most groundbreaking work yet, kakike was released via Buffalo Jump Records in spring 2021.