Laura Grizzlypaws

1 Nomination

Hand DrumTraditionalFirst NationsNative American

Laura was born and raised in Lillooet, British Columbia in the Interior Plateau region, she is of St’át’imc descent. Her St’át’imc name is "Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws," She belongs to the people of Xwisten the Bear Clan.The experiences in her education provided her with the knowledge and skills with a focus on providing her recipients with the highest quality of cultural education based on the values and needs of the community while meeting the deliverables of the organization or project goals. Thorough knowledge of education and cultural values make way for a clear vision of the cultural expressions of the St’át’imc songs, oral traditions, storytelling, dances and the social interactions of the people. Laura received her Language Proficiency Certificate (2003) and was also granted a Language Heroes award for the British Columbia Salishan language family. Her educational accomplishments gained were made possible through the balance of traditional and spiritual practices of her St’át’imc cultural heritage. Through revitalization strategies her music gives hope to past, present and future generations so that in hope St'at'imc language can flourish through the arts and empower Indigenous peoples to instil pride in their cultural identity through language and traditions. Her songs featured express language as a source of communication touching the hearts of the children, Elders and community members through music.

Nominations

  • 2019 Best Inuit, Indigenous Language, or Francophone Album for We are Children of the Land

Albums

We are Children of the Land

We are Children of the Land Laura Grizzlypaws

Released: June 23rd, 2017

Songs

We are Children of the Land

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"Kwekwa7" from We are Children of the Land

We are Children of the Land

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"Skukwmitkalh" from We are Children of the Land

We are Children of the Land

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"St'at'imc Lullaby" from We are Children of the Land