A Tribe Called Red is a Canadian electronic music with First Nations (Canadian Aboriginal people) music influences. They are said to be the originators of the “powwow-step” (pow wow is a Native American gathering), a dance club music style whose name stems from their dubstep-soaked youtube hit Electric Pow Wow Drum.
The group has garnered various awards and nominations (Polaris, Juno,…) over the years.
They are known for their activism as well, supporting the Idle No More movement and by their latest song, a 2014 release Burn Your Village To The Ground:
It’s a powerful and provocative multi-layered drum track that samples Wednesday Addams’s (played by Christina Ricci) speech from The Addams Family movie in which she protests the colonization of the indigenous people, ultimately declaring: “I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.” (Quote from CBC Music)