Neema, Nadine

Born in Montreal to Egyptian/Lebanese parents, Nadine Neema is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist with 15+ years of experience. She has four albums of songs and spoken word poetry. She has toured internationally opening for artists such as Joe Cocker & Elton John and was mentored by Leonard Cohen, who co-produced her second album. She leads creativity, songwriting and storytelling workshops to empower youth to find their own voice. Neema recently published a YA historical fiction novel set on the Tłįchǫ ancestral lands in the NWT, which earned a finalist for three awards. She began working in Wekweètì, NWT in 1999, first as a community manager, then assisting with land claims negotiations under Chief Negotiator John B. Zoe. She has maintained a strong bond with the community through workshops, photography projects, and canoe trips.