Political Musicians 2/? - A Tribe Called Red
"Reclaim, repurpose and reuse. I like to look past the automatic reaction to say these images are racist or stereotypes (which they are) and flip it around. We make these images our own. Taking away the power they have to harm us and reclaim it for ourselves."
-Bear Witness (2012)
Founded in Ottawa in 2010, A Tribe Called Red fuse reggae, hip hop, and dubstep with pow wow songs to create an urban space for Aboriginal people and to reclaim images associated with the First Peoples. They have been vocal supporters of Idle No More, and much of their music has been political in nature since before the movement, as seen in songs like Woodcarver.