Welcome to Native Drums, a website devoted to the rich heritage of First Nations culture and music in Canada.

With videos, and moving image galleries for Youth, in-depth interviews and articles for students, the image research database for scholars, and downloadable resource kits for teachers, Native Drums has something for everyone!

Myths

Myths are central to explaining the world and how it came to be. Learn More

Drum Gallery

No two drums are identical. Each drum has its own voice. Learn More

Construction

The making of different types of drum and other musical instruments. Learn More

Music

Music varies considerably from one First Nation to the next. Learn More

Stories

For First Peoples all creation is living or not living. Learn More

Physics of Sound

Unlock the secrets of sound which give life to the music of the drum. Learn More

Media

Explore videos, interviews, photo galleries, and audio files. Learn More

Showcase

The First Nations have long influenced Western art forms. Today, many First Peoples have carried their traditions into the mainstream of modern culture. Learn More
©2019 This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online
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