Indian Time (1989)

Portraits of the North

Text & Art by Gerald Kuehl

Curtis Jonnie has been honored to be included in Gerald Kuehl's masterful work of portraits as seen in his recently published work Portraits of the North. View Shingoose's page on the books website here .

Portraits of the North is available at

Shingoose Performance

Winnipeg Folk Fest 2016

The 2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival featured a showcase of Canadian Artists included on the compilation release Native North America Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985, put out by Light in the Attic Records, produced by Kevin Howe. The Native North America compilation was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016 under the category of Historical Album of the year. The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought in featured artists Willie Thrasher (along with his partner and musican Linda Saddleback), Willy Mitchell, Duke Redbird, Eric Landry and Manitoba's own Curtis "Shingoose" Jonnie (accompanied by Jesse Green on guitar who often works with Buffy Sainte Marie). Did you know that this would be Shingoose's seventh or so time gracing a Winnipeg Folk Festival stage?

Shingoose performed his version of Duke Redbirds "Silver River". It was a beautiful day out on the festival grounds and the stage audience was packed to great anticipation. The audience was very excited to enjoy the authentic, high quality folk that came from the showcase. The show all drew out the likes of Winnipeg Mayor, Brian Bowman and Winnipeg Folk Festival Director, Chris Frayer who enjoyed the show from the side of the stage. David McLeod of NCI fm was there to support and document the event and all photos included here are credited to him. Thank you David for the excellent photographs 🙂

Pioneering Performer

Winnipeg Free Press Article by John Einarson

An excellent article about Shingoose and his work. Shingoose would like to thank the Winnipeg Free Press and John Einarson for thinking of him and doing a great job representing him and his work.