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Photo: Kelly Fraser
Credit: Per Wollen


music, performance, throat singing

Artistic Community:

Sanikiluaq, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.





Kelly Fraser was a pop vocalist and musician originally from Sanikiluaq, NU, but spent parts of her life and career in British Columbia and Manitoba. A dedicated educator and motivational speaker, Fraser was awarded an Indspire Award in 2019, and her sophomore album Sedna (2017) was nominated for Indigenous Album of the Year at the 2018 Juno Awards and Best Pop Album at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Watch Kelly Fraser's performance of 'Sedna' January 22, 2020 CBC
Kelly Fraser on why singing in Inuktitut is important to her December 3, 2019 Rosanna Deerchild
Indigenous music industry contributed millions to Canadian economy in 2018 November 27, 2019 Brittany Hobson


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Indspire Award - Youth Laureate 2019 Indspire
Finalist - Best Indigenous Album of the Year 2018 Juno Awards


View Discography and Details
Title Year Role
Sedna 2017 Singer-Songwriter
Isuma 2014 Singer-Songwriter