Beatrice
Deer

Credit: Joseph Yarmush
Beatrice
Deer

Medium:

drawing, literary arts, music

Artistic Community:

Quaqtaq, QC

Date of Birth:

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1982

Work

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Biography

Beatrice Deer is an award-winning 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". In 2019, her album, "My All to You" (2018) won a Best Folk Album while her single "Fox", was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the Indigenous Music Awards. Deer's breakthrough album, "Just Bea," was released in May 2005 and won Best Inuit Cultural Album at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards the same year. 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 to foster dialogue on a global scale.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Beatrice Deer on Creating the “Inuindie” Genre of Music with ‘Basic Folk’ August 26, 2020
Drawing Breath December 9, 2019 Ossie Michelin

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
La Biennale de la Sculpture "Anirniq" July 2016

Achievements

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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

Discography

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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