Ojibway musician Curtis Jonnie, known as Shingoose, dies at 74

Ojibway musician Curtis Jonnie, known as Shingoose, dies at 74


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.

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…



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