‘So empowering’: All-female Indigenous drumming group gains new support – Global News

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‘So empowering’: All-female Indigenous drumming group gains new support – Global News

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 202234 Views

September 26, 2022

Some young Indigenous women in Calgary are getting a nice boost to help their efforts to preserve their traditions. It comes at an important time, as they set out to drum up support.

Members of an all-female drumming group run by the Stardale Women’s Group are celebrating after being awarded a $20,000 grant to go towards producing a documentary on the group.

“We are super grateful and really excited about it,” 17-year-old drummer Jenna Jebb said. “This drum group is so empowering.”

Stardale runs programs to support Indigenous women and girls, with the drumming group being an important part of it.

“As the girls say ‘the drum is my medicine,’” Stardale executive director Helen McPhaden said. “It is a cultural revival.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9157757/calgary-all-female-indigenous-drumming-group-grant/

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