Shy-Anne The Awakening – Vision to Speech to Song

Shy-Anne Turtle Lodge
Shy-Anne Hovorka's Street Team - "We would LOVE to see Shy-Anne win!"
Shy-Anne Hovorka – Photo by Crystal SYNC Productions

THUNDER BAY – Shy-Anne has won the Regionals of the CBC Searchlight Competition. She is now on to the national finals! The iconic singer states, “Thanks to all my fans!!! Your votes have put me #1 for the CBC Searchlight for Voyage North. I hope I do Elder Dave Courchene justice in this as his speech of peace and change inspired the song!”

Let us work together towards the New Life, following in the foosteps of our ancestors - Dave Courchene
Elder Dave Courchene

The song, The Awakening was put together out of the presentation that Elder Dave Courchene made in Ottawa. 

Dave Courchene – Nii Gaani Aki Innini (Leading Earth Man) has traveled internationally, carrying a message of hope and peace. 

Dave shares ancient Indigenous knowledge that he believes can act as the foundation in supporting the New Life that Mother Earth is now entering, and that the Elders have confirmed has arrived.

Shy-Anne has taken that vision, the speech and the song have gone viral, there are over 178,000 views for the video. 

The message of hope has also led to Shy-Anne being the regional winner in the CBC Seachlight for Voyage North

She is now onto the next level of the contest, and voting starts on March 10th. 

Shy-Anne The Awakening – Vision to Speech to Song

[sws_pullquote_right]We are witnessing an awakening that is being influenced by the Spirit and by Nature itself. Nature has been waiting for this moment, for us to come together and become unified, in our unique and distinctive ways, which represent the whole of the human family. When we put ourselves in order, then the universe and the Earth will naturally set things in order. The people are demanding a change. We must seize on this great opportunity for change and for peace, which will be supported by the Spirit and the forces of Nature working in alliance with us. [/sws_pullquote_right]

The message in the vision, the speech and the song is one of coming together. It’s time.

Elder Dave Courchene is a mentor to Shy-Anne. The singer has brought her mentor to Thunder Bay to share with youth at “For the Love of Life”. 

On March 20th, Shy-Anne will be heading to The Turtle Lodge, in Manitoba to share and perform.



Join us on March 20th, 2013 for an event calling on all Nations of Mother Earth to come together in peace. In collaboration with Idle No More, The Turtle Lodge, Our Mother Earth Constitution (citizens of IMAGINE NATION), we are connecting the people to experience the spiritual power of the Drum, common to all cultures. The Drum is a universal heartbeat that is heard worldwide. The Drum takes a message of peace and delivers it into the hearts of all people.

Special Performances by Sagkeengs Finest, Shy-Anne Hovorka, BODM, and Showcasing the Taiko Drums, the African Drums, the Celtic Drums and the First Nation Host Drum Red Shadow Singers, along with many more!

We invite all to bring your Hand Drums and share in honouring the heart beat of Mother Earth.

Our First Nations people believe we are witnessing an awakening that is being influenced by the spirit in Nature itself. Nature has been waiting for us to become unified, in our unique and distinctive ways, which represent the whole of the human family.

We call on all people who walk on Mother Earth to stand up and speak collectively on her behalf. “We stand together, united, and in Solidarity”  

Get your tickets at 398 Portage Avenue at the Urban Bakery or 45 Robinson at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre or email  Tickets are 5.00, and they are to help us pay for sound, lighting, techs, etc.

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