Published Mar 19, 2019Jeremy Dutcher came out a Junos winner this past weekend thanks to his debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. And while Arkells may have given up their speech time so Dutcher could finish his message to Justin Trudeau about reconciliation, Dutcher still has more to say after taking the award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.
This morning, Dutcher released a statement about his win. It reads as follows:
Full of gratitude to all those who have supported me in this journey. I would like to acknowledge all of the other nominees in the Indigenous music category (Elisapie, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Leonard Sumner, Northern Cree) for their artistry and contributions to the musical topography of this land.
To my fans and people who are following this work, you give me the light and love required to share these messages.
To all my collaborators who made this evening possible, I love you all. Woliwon to my band, (Blanche Israël, Greg Harrison, Jonathan MacArthur, Blake Pouliot and Aleda Deroche). Woliwon to Samaqani Cocahq for the amazing background visuals and to Zoff and Luxx for their amazing collaborative red carpet design!
A note on representation: as a young person, I had watched the JUNOs many times and have not ever seen myself reflected on such a stage. To be that reflection for others is a responsibility and an immense honour. Let's continue to make and hold space for under-represented voices. Let's walk in beauty. Together//Mawiw
You can see the complete list of 2019 Juno Awards winners over here.
Dutcher has also mapped out a series of upcoming spring tour dates, including several here in Canada. You can see his newly updated schedule below.
03/22 Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
03/24 Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
04/07 Paris, France - Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
04/10 Madrid, Spain - Festival de Arte Sacro de Madrid
04/12 Bethesda, UK - Neuadd Ogwen
04/13 Newport, UK - The Riverfront
04/15-17 Glasgow Scotland - Glasgow University
04/20 New York City, NY - Joe's Pub
04/24 Washington, DC - The John F. Kennedy Center
05/24 Burlington, ON - Art Gallery of Burlington
06/14 Toronto, ON - Luminato Festival at Koerner Hall
07/06 Los Angeles, CA - Grand Avenue Stage
07/27 Canso, Nova Scotia - Stan Rogers Folk Fest
08/02 Campbellford, ON - The Barn
08/17-18 Woody Point, NL - Woody Point Heritage Theatre
10/23 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom