Inuit musicians boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation concerns
…“It’s dangerous,” Ms. Merritt, who performs under the name Iva, told The Globe and Mail. “They seem to have no concern over the issue of cultural appropriation within the Indigenous community.”
The bone of contention has to do with Cikwes, a First Nations singer and songwriter who sings in Cree and English. She also dabbles in throat singing, a form of musical performance unique to the Inuit culture. Her album Isko is nominated in the folk music category for the Indigenous Music Awards, to be held May 17 in Winnipeg.