People » Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish) is an interdisciplinary, community-engaged artist, a singer/songwriter and a critical thinker whose family roots are from Papaschase First Nation, amiskwaciy wâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) and Kikino Metis Settlement from the land now known as canada. Her work critically investigates and articulates a dynamism of nêhiyawin (Cree worldview) in contemporary time-place with a practice that incorporates Indigenous language(s), audio, video, virtual reality, the olfactory, music and audience/user participation to create immersive environments towards ‘radical inclusion.’

As a songwriter, L’Hirondelle’s focus is on both sharing nêhiyawêwin (Cree language) and Indigenous and contemporary song-forms and personal narrative songwriting as methodologies toward survivance. She has exhibited and performed widely, both nationally and internationally.

L’Hirondelle is the recipient of the 2021 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. She holds a master’s degree in Design from OCAD University’s Inclusive Design program (2015) and is a member of the University’s Indigenous Education Council. She is currently completing a practice-based PhD with SMARTlab/University College Dublin, Ireland and is an Irish Research Council Enterprise Awardee. Cheryl is also the CEO of Miyoh Music Inc., an Indigenous niche music publishing company and record label.

All events featuring Cheryl L’Hirondelle:

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Sat, 20. Mar, 2021 · 6:00pm Landspeak Conference 2021 · Closing Performance 1: Poetry Reading · With Louise Halfe, Gregory Scofield and Cheryl L’Hirondelle · Full details »
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Fri, 19. Mar, 2021 · 5:30pm Landspeak Conference 2021 · Language and Story Seminar · With Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Sherry Farrell Racette and Warren Cariou · Full details »