INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE IN MUSIC
Artistic Executive Director
Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand is an Indigenous multimedia creative producer, musician, spoken word artist, and scholar. He is the founder and Artistic Executive Director of Indigenous Resilience in Music – an Indigenous-led organization creating insight into the lives of Indigenous musicians and empowering Indigenous youth in reclaiming their identity in music and the arts.
Curtis is also a first year law student at the University of Calgary where he does research in creating Indigenous language and cultural preservation methodologies specific to Blackfoot ways of knowing. As an artist and musician, he performs as the front person for the aggressive hardcore punk band Éhagé and performs under his solo singer songwriter works outside of his band.
He is a proud member of the Blackfoot Confederacy and comes from the Amskaapipikuni, Siksika and Stoney Nakoda nations.