Digging Roots Loving Unconditionally

A discussion around the bands 4th and latest album, Zhawenim. (Loving Unconditionally)
This weeks Gaënö’ artist hardly needs any introduction. ShoShona Kish (Anishinaabe) and Raven Kanatakta (Mohawk, Anishinaabe) have been performing as Digging Roots for nearly 20 years. Their debut album, Seeds, was nominated for an Aboriginal Artist of the Year Award at the 2007 Juno Awards. In 2010 they brought that award home for their album, We Are. Over the years they've collaborated and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business and they continue to use their voices to not only highlight some of the biggest injustices Indigenous peoples continue to face but more importantly, they make music to help in the healing of deep generational wounds. This week we discuss their latest album, Zhawenim (Loving Unconditionally). The album is described as “a collection of songs that reflect on both their personal relationship with nature and our collective duty to preserve it.” Enjoy! 


01 Digging Roots- She Calls Me
02 Digging Roots- The Healer
03 Elexa Dawson- New Song
04 Willie Dunn- Charlie
05 Digging Roots- Cut My Hair
06 John Trudell & Kwest- So So Sweet
07 Aysanabee- We Were Here
08 Digging Roots- For the Light
09 Sebastian Gaskin- Snakehold
10 The Tewa- With You (Ft Jacob Shije)