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Politician Man

by Adrian Sutherland

Roots-rock-infused Politician Man is a protest song about Canada, and debut single from Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine).
Genre: Rock: Americana
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Adrian Sutherland comes from the isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat on the James Bay in Northern Ontario. He’s a singer, songwriter, musician, and frontman for roots-rock band Midnight Shine, making contemporary music that gives a glimpse of life in Canada’s North, while reflecting universal themes like family, home, love and loss.

Setting Midnight Shine apart from other bands is the depth of Adrian’s exploration of his First Nations’ identity. Beyond music, he is a knowledge and language keeper of his Mushkegowuk Cree people. He teaches his children and other youth traditional ways of land, participates in annual harvests, takes part in and often leads ceremonies, and is a genuine example of someone
who lives authentically. He is a father, grandfather, and hard-working husband, proud of who he is and where he comes from.

Adrian is a regular Huffpost.ca contributor, and featured writer in Outdoor Canada Magazine. A hockey player, too, he was thrilled to play alongside other hockey-loving musicians and NHL greats at JUNO Cups in Ottawa (2017), Vancouver (2018) and London (2019). He previously launched a music program in Attawapiskat with support from MusiCounts, and was instrumental in
bringing ArtsCan Circle to his community.

Adrian cares deeply about First Nations’ issues, and takes his responsibility as a role model seriously. He is passionate about working with youth, ensuring that young people have access to education, physical activity, cultural opportunities, and land-based learning. He is an advocate for the many social challenges facing his community of Attawapiskat, like contaminated water, moldy housing, addiction, and suicide.

While his home has been the subject of much negative media attention, he would like to change those perceptions: "There are good stories to be told from Attawapiskat and from all over the North. I hope to be one of them."



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