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!

Worlds United

Discover the myths and stories which birthed the rituals of the drum and give meaning to the music. Learn More

Ancient Stories

An introduction to the myths of Indigenous cultures and the three types of stories with which the First Nations relate and carry on their history.Learn More

Secrets of Sound

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

Watch Videos

See a first hand account of the Making of a Hand drum and see a riveting performance by the Morningstar River Singers. Learn More

Beat This Drum

View pictures and videos of drum collections from across Canada and learn about how to make and play the many instruments of the First Nations. Learn More

Drums Today

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
This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online
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