Tuesday, September 6, 4:00 pm - Seattle Sheraton, Metro A, Third Floor
Calina Lawrence (Suquamish) was born and raised within her Indigenous culture in the Pacific Northwest area of Washington state. Lawrence began her vocal journey while lending her voice to the preservation of Suquamish traditions. Lawrence graduated with Honors from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Performing Arts & Social Justice and Music. Lawrence has traveled the country in advocacy for Native Treaty Rights and the “Mni Wiconi” (Water is Life) movement led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and on POC racial injustice issues including police brutality, mass-incarceration, gentrification, misrepresentation of Native Americans in education/mainstream US media, climate injustice, blood quantum and enrollment issues, foster youth, suicide prevention, and many other causes. Lawrence has released two singles this year: “Alcatraz” a folk song and "Generations" (July '17) a hip-hop track featuring Lil Deya and will be releasing her first album later this year.