TORONTO — Folk musician and Indigenous rights activist Curtis Jonnie, known as performer Shingoose, has died after testing positive for COVID-19.
He was 74.
His daughter, Nahanni Shingoose-Cagalj, confirmed her father died on Tuesday. She says he was living in a Winnipeg care home after a stroke in 2012.
Jonnie, who was Ojibway from Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation, was a residential school and Sixties Scoop survivor who, at age four, was adopted by a German Mennonite family.
As a teenager, he was sent to a Nebraska boarding school where…