Join us starting at 2:30 pm as the EIPF main stage comes alive with local, national and international Indigenous performers.
Jesse & Kethra
Daniel Gervais & Brandon Baker
Nga Ihi o Nehua
Jessie & Kethra
Daniel has been playing the violin since the age of five. He plays a variety of fiddle styles and classical violin. Daniel completed a Master of Music degree in classical violin at the University of Alberta studying with Dr. Guillaume Tardif. During his studies, Daniel was awarded a prestigious research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
At once elemental and unearthly, Jay Gilday’s voice is a raw and gorgeous siren of the Canadian north, fusing hymnal anguish with driving rhythm and blues. And he is about to inscribe a special chapter in Canadian music history.
Whether on the main stage of a summer festival or headlining a shadowy cabaret, Jay captivates. He is equally arresting as a solo performer, crooning over acoustic guitar and piano, as the front-man of an eight-piece rock band, baiting dance floors with infectious hooks and boundless energy.
Bill Miller is an award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class native flute player. Over the entirety, Miller has produced over a dozen albums, received three GRAMMY® Awards, numerous Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) awards (including a “Lifetime Achievement” Award) and led Wisconsin’s La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. He is now touring in support of the history-making album release, Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited, on which he performed the title track.
Rellik is a multi-award winning, 19 x nominated hip-hop fusion artist from Edmonton, Alberta. A proud Indigenous, Metis, he is multi-faceted, and his recordings and performances have left audiences and listeners wanting more.
With over 300 performances and over a decade of experience under his belt, this mid-career artist captivates audiences with his messages which are positive, and sometimes emotional or comical but riddled with his personal experiences and always highly entertaining. Sharing the stage with the likes of RUN DMC, The Game, down to some of his childhood heroes, Buffy St Marie, and The Guess Who, this musical journey has been a dream come true for someone who has overcome adversities and flourished through his years.
Jessie & Kethra
Jessie Marie is a student in her final year at the University of Alberta, completing degrees in Native Studies and Elementary Education. Jessie developed her passion for music at a young age and has been training vocally since the age of six and began singing opera at the age of 12. She has successfully competed in National competitions across North America and performs at galas and events throughout Alberta, including a variety of National Indigenous Peoples day celebrations. Recently returning from studying in Italy, Jessie acquired an even more calm understanding for her love of song. One day she plans to sing in Italy as well as teach Indigenous students in Edmonton and areas, sharing her love of music, culture, and passion for education with her students.
Kethra, who is originally from Saddle Lake First Nation located in Eastern Alberta and now calls Edmonton her home, has been playing the cello since she was 3 years old under the mentorship of Victoria Clarke and has been performing at special events including Orchestra Borealis for 10 years.
She played the Edmonton Indigenous Peoples Festival in 2017. She is a graduate of MacEwan University 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program and is now a registered massage therapist at the Natural Path Clinic and the Myo Center in Edmonton.