Canada 150 this week looks at Leonard Sumner’s Rhymes of Resistance: The Urban Rez originally produced as part of a the episode The Urban Rez from Viceland’s Rise series. Rise travels to Indigenous communities across the Americas to meet people protecting their homelands and rising up against colonization.
Anishinaabe MC/Singer/Songwriter Leonard Sumner’s storytelling flows directly from the shores of Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in the heart of the Interlake of Manitoba. Sumner’s self-determined sound is evidence of his ability to simultaneously occupy landscapes of multiple musical genres including; Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Country, Rhythm and Blues. We highly recommend checking out more of Sumner’s music.