Matricia Brown - Drum Keeper, hand drummer, big drum, singer, songwriter


Recently Matricia has spend her summer educating and entertaining guests at the Jasper Park Lodge, through the APT Tour groups. This involved over 40 performances for her and her group. Covering a different cultural theme in First Nations and interweaving knowledge with her drumming and singing, they shared songs they have composed as well as several songs gifted from other women and drum groups. 

Matrcia is a singer, songwriter, musician, drummer and an artist. Matricia teaches drum making, leather binding and many more traditional arts and craft workshops. She also has her own jewellery line where she infuses First Nations aspects of her culture into modern jewellery designs. She makes many moccasins, traditional fur mittens and much more.

Matricia has had the privilege of sharing her culture over the last 15 years to schools throughout the Yellowhead Region. She has been a guest lecturer at every school in Edson and has presented at Dream-speakers Film Festival (Edmonton) 2008, and at Kiyanaw-Klondike (Edmonton) 2009, and NCTCA 2010. She has won the Aboriginal Women's Day award from the Edson Friendship Centre where she has served  as an active Board Member and volunteer since 2004.  She is also a member of the drumming group "Warrior Women" and has performed throughout Alberta teaching youth her songs and culture.

Artist for the Arts - Award recipient 2012 - Arts on Fire

University of Calgary - Voice Performance

Royal Conservatory of Music                 Voice Teacher

Board Member of the Edson Friendship Centre-Secretary -Treasurer -since 2007

Red Brick Singers-Teacher and Director Since 2004

Sturgeon Lake Band Member

Vocal Variations - Choir Director 2009-2012

Peter Pan The Musical  Edson Summer Musical       Director/Producer 2010

The Wizard of Oz        Edson Summer Musical       Director 2011

Overall Jewelry Award   Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival 2012

Mayors Artist Award Jasper 2015

Senior Voice Recipient 2010    Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival

Collaborative Winner Jewelry Category-2009 Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival

Aboriginal Woman's Day recipient-Edson Friendship Centre 2005

Owner and Operator of Cree-ative Cree-ations

Member of "Warrior Women" Drumming Group

Member of "Lavocabella"




Mackenzie Brown - Drummer, singer, songwriter, piano, artist

Mackenzie Brown is a 20-year-old First Nations Cree woman from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. She is a performer, singer, song write, actress, philanthropist and advocate of fun. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care where she will then go on to get her Masters in Musical Therapy, implementing the drum in therapy for youth. Mackenzie volunteers across Alberta, primarily holding executive positions in the Stollery Youth Committee, Get Real and Dance Marathon. She has run events such as Escape the Running Dead and Alberta’s first 12-hour dance marathon which has raised thousands of dollars for the Stollery Children Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Foundation. Now residing in Edmonton, Mackenzie and her Mom travel around Alberta, drumming, singing, and teaching about her First Nations heritage through “Warrior Women”. Mackenzie has also drummed and taught around Alberta for the Northern Alberta Central Teachers Conference, the annual Jasper Dark Skies Media event, Alberta Youth Dream Catchers Conference and International Women’s Day. Mackenzie is an annual MC for events such as Canada Day celebrations, Aboriginal Day as well as doing public speaking on eating disorder awareness and eliminating homophobia and homophobic language. Mackenzie is also an actress, performing in many shows, musical theatre productions and one acts. In 2014, Mackenzie was in a one-act about Eating Disorder awareness, which won Edmonton Adult festival zones and competed at provincials in Grande Prairie. Along with drama, singing, music writing and drumming Mackenzie is an avid acrylic artistic, her painting often depicting aspects of her culture infused with vibrant cultures. She is a crafter, making tradition crafts from the First Nations culture including "punk" style breast plates and smudge feathers. Mackenzie has been recognized in her community through awards such as the Best Actress Holy Redeemer 2011, Arts on Fire Outstanding Youth Artist award 2013, best actress for the Edmonton 24 hour film festival 2013, Premiers Citizenship Award 2013 and Queens Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Award 2014.


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