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With a background in community access media and media training, George Lessard has worked in print, broadcast radio and television and in educational media. He considers himself an artist in electronic and digital media. Born and brought up in Montreal, in Canada, his work has taken him to Toronto, Vancouver, Banff and Calgary; Inuvik, Fort Smith and Yellowknife NWT (where he currently lives); Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) and Arviat, Nunavut. He's been posted internationally to Beijing, China; Nassau, the Bahamas; La Paz, Bolivia; Butare, Rwanda; Chelyabinsk, Russia and Berhampur, Odisha, India. These days in Yellowknife, he's producing live webcasts and YouTube videos of community events and mentoring young photographers around the NWT.

#IdleNoMore Songs for Life Vol. 1 is now live!

| January 10, 2013

I've been waiting to hear from more than just the wonderful artists who've been creating the many variations on the #IdleNoMore theme.

And now there's this first compilation of songs "Idle No More: Songs for Life Vol. 1" of free for downloading songs.

Track #10 features the Northwest Territories own "The Johnnys" and their song "Blood Money"

From The Johnnys" website..
"...The Johnnys are a high-energy rock’n’roll group founded by singer/guitarist Veronica Johnny and drummer Dave Johnny. Since their beginning in the Canadian sub-arctic, The Johnnys have achieved national prominence through television, film and live performances – legendary for their pace and sweaty, leather-clad mayhem. The band’s albums, I Like It A Lot and Louder Faster More Fun, were both nominated for national awards in the Best Rock CD category...."



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