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Friday, August 25, 2023 – Remembering Robbie Robertson

After penning iconic songs like “The Weight” and “Up on Cripple Creek” as a member of The Band, Robbie Robertson (Mohawk, Cayuga descent) went on to produce solo albums and major motion picture soundtracks including the upcoming Martin Scorsese film Killers of the Flower Moon. He was the voice narrating the Native America series on PBS. Along the way he crossed paths with a number of Native musicians and admirers.


Brian Wright-McLeod (Dakota/Anishinabe), author of The Encyclopedia of Native Music and Indigenous musicologist

Pura Fé (Northern Saketwatchean), musician and founding member of the trio Ulali

Elliott Landyphotographer and writer

Murray Porter (Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory), Juno award-winning musician

Elaine Bomberry (Anishinabe and Cayuga, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory), radio and television producer and artist manager