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Deantha Edmunds

Deantha Edmunds is Canada’s first Inuk professional classical singer. She was

appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in December 2023 for her activity as a

performer, writer, composer, and mentor - work which seeks to empower Indigenous

people and share their stories. Her work has international reverberation as well as

community integrity. She brings a level of professional excellence to Canada’s

Indigenous art scene that is unique and important.

Notable appearances include singing at the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book

Fair in 2021, performing for His Holiness, Pope Francis in Iqaluit at the official apology

to Inuit residential school survivors in 2022, and singing the Nunatsiavut anthem for

King Charles III at the St. John’s welcome ceremony of the 2022 Canadian Royal Tour

which focused on Reconciliation.

Creating original music, collaborating with other musicians, contributing to Indigenous

productions, and mentoring young artists, Deantha shares her voice and vision with her

whole heart, and is drawing accolades from across Canada and the world.

Deantha Edmunds
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