“Song of the Drum”

It is the mission of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards to
- Acknowledge and honour the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Aboriginal music
- Continue to develop and promote the diversity of all Aboriginal music
- Showcase and celebrate the excellence of Aboriginal music, and to
- Recognize the unique vision of Aboriginal musicians and encourage this rich voice.

At the next ceremony presenting the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, you have been selected to explain, in a speech before a national audience, how contemporary Passamaquoddy, Mi’qmaq, and Maliseet musicians honour their traditional music heritage as they perform their music in the twenty-first century. Research for your presentation should be based upon input from members of these First Nations.


“Song of the Drum”

It is the mission of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards to
- Acknowledge and honour the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Aboriginal music
- Continue to develop and promote the diversity of all Aboriginal music
- Showcase and celebrate the excellence of Aboriginal music, and to
- Recognize the unique vision of Aboriginal musicians and encourage this rich voice.

At the next ceremony presenting the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, you have been selected to explain, in a speech before a national audience, how contemporary Passamaquoddy, Mi’qmaq, and Maliseet musicians honour their traditional music heritage as they perform their music in the twenty-first century. Research for your presentation should be based upon input from members of these First Nations.


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Learning Objectives

Learners will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of traditional and contemporary music of the Passamaquoddy, Mi'kmaq, and Maliseet First Nations.

They will evaluate and apply their knowledge and understanding into a synthesis before making an oral presentation to a large audience. 


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