Andrea is an accomplished Métis singer, songwriter, speaker and actress. She crosses cultural and language boundaries by speaking from her heart. She has released four award-winning albums and two made-for-television programs, debuted her own symphony show, spearheaded a positive music initiative called the Music Messengers, and has performed and spoken all over the world.
One of the stars of the Netflix series, Blackstone, Andrea is a five-time Gemini-nominated actress, a 15-time music award winner, and is one of the 2018 speakers for the prestigious TEDx Stanley Park. An advocate for reconciliation and unity, Andrea has performed for Royalty, Prime Ministers, Governor-Generals and even sang her song “Peace” to the world’s NATO Generals.
Andrea dedicates her life and work to promoting balance, reconciliation and unity among all nations. As an Indigenous woman who has honed her own voice, Andrea works to empower both the Indigenous and the Feminine voice by rematriating the larger culture. She leads others back to their authentic Self by singing uplifting songs, telling inspiring stories, teaching healing modalities, and providing wisdom from her ancestral teachers, the Patchwork Grandmothers.
Andrea's traditional Cree name is Notigwew Yutin, which means Grandmother Wind. She hails from the Metis Nation of Canada.
Music & Message
Watch Andrea's 2018 TEDx Stanley Park talk called:
Silent No More - Using Your Voice to End Violence Against Women.
Silent no More
In support of her TEDx talk, Andrea's released a new single, called Silent No More, to help end the silence around violence against women. Written by Andrea & Robert Walsh.
An Advocate for Ending Violence
Project Peace is a message to stop violence. Produced by the Native Women's Association of Canada
The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children.