The music of the First Nations is not a single entity, but a vast and shifting landscape of sound that varies from Nation to Nation, from region to region across Canada. Yet all these different musical traditions circle around certain core beliefs, around valuable morals and lessons for the life of both the individual and the community. Search through our topics below to discover the many meanings of the drum in Indigenous culture

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Native Drum