âpihtawikosisâniskwêw (Métis / nêhiyaw / Norwegian / French / British) multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark is a 2Spirit singing thunderbird. She fuses together vocal improvisation with multilingual lyricism to create meaning that is rooted in personal legacy, ancestral memory and embodied knowledge. Originally from the prairies in Treaty 7, she’s called tio'tiá:ke (Montreal) home for over a decade. Her work as an artist, educator and activist aims to remember and reconnect belonging to territories of land, body and voice through creative continuums of indigenous language immersion, ceremonial practice and song creation.
Apart from performance, Moe facilitates creative workshops with indigenous youth in lockdown facilities and remote communities and she is a collaborator with Land as Our Teacher project that bridges urban indigenous youth with cultural teachers and inclusive land-based education. In 2016 Moe launched nistamîkwan: a transformational indigenous arts organization with an emphasis on intercultural, interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration. The land-based nêhiyawêwin (Cree language) songwriting project with artists and knowledge keepers Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Joseph Naytowhow will soon be released in a full-length album. Moe has been featured around the world at the UBUD Writers & Readers Festival (ID), Origins Festival in London (UK), Maelström Poetry Festival (BE) and Skábmagovat Festival in Sapmi (FI).