Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight has been creating and performing hip hop music for many years. As an Indigenous artist, she draws on life experiences and collective histories within her work. As a mother she embraces the teachings of living in a good way for future generations. Eekwol engages schools in this knowledge and encourages them to reflect on their own understanding of “a good life” and then build these concepts and themes in the process of creative hip hop lyric writing. Through dance breaks, beat and rhythm identification and interactive step by step lyric writing, the kids access their creativity in a unique and powerful way.
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Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight
Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight is an Nehiyaw award-winning hip hop performing artist and activist living in Saskatoon, originally from Muskoday First Nation in Treaty Six Territory. She has dedicated years to the culture and craft of hip hop to create something unique and astounding to give back to the community. Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Through her original sound, she displays her activist roots by living and creating as a supporter of both Hip Hop and Indigenous culture and rights.
She is currently a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan. Along with music and academic work, Lindsay frequently works with young people across the country as a mentor and helper. She achieves this through performances, workshops, speaking events, conferences and programs. In 2019, she worked with fellow lyricist, T-Rhyme on a project titled For Women By Women. It was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.