Nadine Neema

Born in Montreal of Egyptian and Lebanese descent, Nadine Neema is a writer, singer, and workshop facilitator. As a recording artist she has released four albums; was mentored by Leonard Cohen; and has opened for artists such as Elton John, Joe Cocker, and Cyndi Lauper. Neema began working with the Wekweètì, a Tłı̨chǫ community in the Northwest Territories, in 1999, first as a community manager, then assisting with their land claims and self-government negotiations under Chief Negotiator John B. Zoe. Since the landmark Tłı̨chǫ Agreement in 2005, Neema has maintained a strong bond with the Tłı̨chǫ government and Wekweètì community and has returned periodically to conduct creativity workshops for the youth.