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Birth name Lindsay Knight
Also known as Eekwol
Born Winnipeg, Canada
Genres Rap, hip hop, First Nations
Occupation(s) Musician, Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Labels innersoulflow , Independent
Associated acts Mils

Eekwol (born Lindsay Knight) is a Muskoday First Nation rapper who is a solo female aboriginal hip hop artist."[1] Her music offers Natives, and Native Women in particular, a positive alternative to negative, violent stereotypes.[2]

She is a graduate of the University of Regina[3] and the University of Saskatchewan (M.A.). Her master's thesis, completed through the Department of Native Studies, examines past and present Indigenous music and how both are interconnected.[4]

Music career[edit]

Eekwol started studying hip-hop at age 16 and launched her first album in 1998.[5] She won Best Hip Hop/Rap Album at the 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards for the “Apprentice to the Mystery” album, along with Mils (her brother and producer). The same album was nominated at the Indian Summer Music Awards in 2005, and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards in 2006.[6] Her video for "Too Sick" has been featured on the Aboriginal Peoples' Television Network, MTV Canada and Muchmusic. She served on the panel of adjudicators for the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards in 2008.[7]

Political activism[edit]

She is known for "a passionate stance on indigenous culture and struggle" in her lyrics,[8] and for political and social activities.[9]


  • 1998 – Eekwol
  • 1999 – Frequent Flyers of a Higher Science
  • 2001 – Best Kept Secret
  • 2002 – Soundsick
  • 2004 – Apprentice to the Mystery
  • 2007 – The List (with Mils)
  • 2009 – Niso
  • 2015 – Good Kill[10]


  1. ^ Shannon Lacroix (25 April 2011). "Saskatchewan artists set to take national stage". The Prince Albert Daily Herald. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ Melissa Mangelsen (2011). "Spreading a positive message". Nipawin Journal. Saskatchewan, CA. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ David Sealy (2007). "Eekwol Opportunity". Degrees Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  4. ^ Lindsay, Knight, (1 August 2013). "Resistance in Indigenous Music: A Continuum of Sound". Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  5. ^ Tom Eremondi (15 August 2012). "Hip hop artist takes on other life roles". Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  6. ^ "CBC Music". Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  7. ^ Leader-Post (25 September 2008). "Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards handed out in Regina". Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  8. ^ Tara-Michelle Ziniuk (14 February 2010). "Eekwol – Niso". !earshot : reviews. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  9. ^ Greg Silliphant (7 February 2010). "We be Jammin' – and More". Planet S Magazine. 11 (12). Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Rapper with First Nation heritage inspires young people to succeed". Global News. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 

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