Indigenizing the music industry
By Sara Aldred, Calgary Journal
On Cluster Stars, Sandra Sutter’s debut album, she explores her Indigenous heritage by telling the stories of others, and hopes the record will inspire Indigenous youth to pursue their own dreams as well.
As a Métis musician, Sutter performs songs related to past and current Indigenous issues to better understand her roots.
“I want to honour where I come from, that's where I feel connected,” says Sutter.
Adopted into a non-Indigenous family as a baby, Sutter has always felt different than her siblings.
Sandra performs with Indian City in Winnipeg
Sandra was a special guest performer, along with Lawrence Mulhall, during a 90-minute show with Indian City at the St. Norbert Arts Centre in Winnipeg on Nov. 22. They played their best songs, including "Indian in the Child" from Sandra's album, Cluster Stars. Click on the Winnipeg Free Press banner to view the coverage of this special event.
Sandra on CBC Saskatchewan Weekend
Shauna Powers of CBC Saskatchewan Weekend interviews Sandra following her recognition at the Native American Music Awards. In the 16-minute interview, Sandra talks about her life growing up in a non-Aboriginal family, what it meant to discover her true ancestry and family roots, and how she hopes her music will bring people from all backgrounds a closer together.
National Indigenous People's Day 2018
Global News (Calgary) interviews Sandra during her performance at the National Music Centre where she performed as part of the National Indigenous People's Day celebrations. Also read Sandra's interview with the Calgary Star.