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May 22 Indigenous Singer Songwriter Wendy Walker with Ty Lee Storm

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May 22 Indigenous Singer Songwriter Wendy Walker with Ty Lee Storm
Wendy Walker and Ty Lee Storm

Wendy Walker is an established Singer Songwriter and has been a recognized Indigenous Artist for many years now.

Wendy has been nominated for awards for her work as an Indigenous Singer-song-writer. 2023 saw her being nominated for a YYC Music Award. She was recently recognized in the Alberta Legislature by ALL government members of the house for her work in the arts and in particular, Music.

Wendy was one of two Indigenous Artists selected from Canada to perform at the 2018 Olympic Cultural Festival in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Her short but very successful tour was extremely well received and was shown on Korean Television.

Wendy Walker’s last single was released Oct. 31,2023 Titled Fly, Like a Butterfly , the single is a collaboration with Jazz Collective CWP (Calgary Without Patriarchy).

Another original, titled And the Children, (which can be found on Band Camp) talks about the children who didn’t come home from Residential school. Wendy’s  father was a survivor and her mother went to an institution for TB, even though she didn’t have it, but her family did. 

Wendy has released two previous albums,  She’s A Warrior and Onelight

In 2005 she toured parts of the United States and Europe promoting Onelight; where she appeared in 39 states & countries!

Her artistic quest for knowledge in other genres such as the Theatre saw her take on the Role of a French speaking Kohkum in How to Make a Metis in 2021. 

In the early 2000’s she wrote, directed, acted in and produced a one act play titled How the West… Was Met

She has hosted APTN’s Profiles of Success which profiled successful Indigenous Peoples in Business. Wendy also landed one of the lead Roles in the feature film The Girl Who Married a Ghost directed by Sandra Sawatsky.

Wendy co-wrote, co-directed and took on the role of Coyote in A Friend Like Coyote, a short film released 2023 that is being considered by Cannes, Tribeca and TIFF Film Festivals. Wendy also created the majority of the music score. This was her first short film which has now been submitted to Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and TIFF Film Festivals.

2022 also saw Wendy represent Metis in an Indigenous App where she sang O My Metis.

Wendy teaches on line with Connected North to a variety of Indigenous students in remote areas of Canada in the areas of Indigenous Music, Storytelling and Song writing.

Currently she is recording and preparing to release a new single from her Film A Friend Like Coyote …And she is teaching a song-writing program at The Women’s Centre in Calgary.

This year in partnership with a Jazz Collective CWP, they have recorded one of Wendy’s Songs Fly, Like a Butterflywhich is in the process of being released.

Wendy Walker Bandcamp Wendy Walker Soundcloud

Ty Lee Storm is a full-blooded Blackfoot Indian raised on the Blood Indian Reservation in Southern Alberta. He started playing guitar at the early age of 13 years old. His mother Joanne Storm first taught him how to play and since then he has blossomed into a skillful professional guitar player. His studies include Forensic Accounting and a minor in Music at Southern Oregon University.  Today, Ty is an accomplished recording artist, teacher and musician as well as an inspirational motivational speaker.

This concert is generously sponsored by:

Truss and Ross Fund