Snotty Nose Rez Kids speak back to the stereotypes that present them as untamed, ill-mannered and vulgar savages, reclaiming themselves as the 7th generation on the rise. They tell their stories to show their rough edges, but that roughness makes their lives interesting. They don’t carry certain privileges afforded through colonialism -fenced in backyards, green grass suburbia- but they are privileged in other ways. They are rich through learning their traditional way of life while being raised on their ancestors’ territory – there is a great deal of wealth in knowing who and where you come from. They learned about the ocean’s depth and the rivers’ current. They learned how to survive and thrive. They ran in packs. Their culture is strong and continues to shape them into who they are today. The duo are storytellers, dancers, singers and artists, but above all, survivors. Their ancestors live through them and as individuals, they have a platform to communicate this with their community. With whatever lens you see them through, SNRK will always be the snot nosed kids from the rez and that’s what makes them beautiful. Recently shortlisted for the Polaris Prize for The Average Savage, SNRK are now in studio preparing their 3rd full length album, set for release in 2019.
- 2019 Best Radio Single for Savages