Welcoming to the team Darwin Roy

by SaskMusic

November 21, 2020 in SaskMusic News

Darwin Roy

Please join us in welcoming Darwin Roy, Indigenous Music Coordinator, to the SaskMusic team. Darwin will be assisting this winter with several projects that we have in development.

Darwin Roy was raised by his grandparents in Northern Saskatchewan where they lived a hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering lifestyle.  Darwin is a proud speaker of the Cree language who has made a career working in public relations for the resource industry, the education sector, and for First Nations. He has a Graduate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. Darwin has been very active in the Indigenous music scene throughout his career. Darwin has a passion for music and feeds that passion with his involvement with his personal singing ventures or with the group he has played with for most of his life - “Just The Boyz” or “JTB”. In 2005 JTB was nominated for Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Country Album. He has been a part of the Voices of the North Show, a showcase of Indigenous talent during the Prince Albert Winter Festival, since 1998. Darwin continues to play music for the people locally in Saskatoon or somewhere down that long highway.

We are excited to work with Darwin beginning immediately. He can be reached at darwin@saskmusic.org