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Photo: Beatrice Deer
Credit: Joseph Yarmush


drawing, literary arts, music

Artistic Community:

Quaqtaq, QC

Date of Birth:

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Beatrice Deer is a singer-songwriter from Quaqtaq, Nunavik, QC, currently based in Montreal, QC. Her music is a combination of traditional Inuit throat singing and indie pop rock, which she has labeled "Inuindie". Deer has released three full-length albums and a Christmas album, and her most recent EP, "My All to You", was released in 2018. Her breakthrough album, "Just Bea," was released in May 2005 and won an award for Best Inuit Cultural Album at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards the same year. Since then Deer has travelled extensively across the Canadian North to perform for and provide training to artists in her community, educating them on professional development, funding and project collaboration. Deer is also an activist working to bring attention to suicide awareness and prevention in Indigenous communities, speaking openly about her personal experiences with suicide and depression to increase awareness and to foster dialogue on a global scale.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Beatrice Deer on Creating the “Inuindie” Genre of Music with ‘Basic Folk’ August 26, 2020
Drawing Breath December 9, 2019 Ossie Michelin
Beatrice Deer brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio June 21, 2019 CBC Radio


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
La Biennale de la Sculpture "Anirniq" July 2016


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Best Folk Album for My All to You 2019 Indigenous Music Awards
REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards Laureate 2017 The Hnatyshyn Foundation
Best Inuit Cultural Album 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards


View Discography and Details
Title Year Role
My All to You 2018 Singer/Songwriter
Fox 2015 Vocals
An Arctic Christmas 2010 Vocals

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September 12, 2017