Beatrice Deer

Beatrice was born and raised in a village by the sea called Quaqtaq, which has a population of approximately 350 in the Arctic of Quebec. Her mother is Inuit and her father is part Mohawk. Beatrice and her husband, guitarist Charles “Chucky” Keelan, have performed throughout the north to promote their unique sound. Beatrice’s first album Just Bea, recorded in Kuujjuaq, was met with rave reviews, and at the 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the album won an award in the Best Inuit Cultural Album category. Beatrice continues to perform for audiences far and wide—including the Parliament of Quebec for the Agreement in Principal for the Nunavik Government. Her new self-titled album was released January 25, 2010 followed by a Christmas album in December of the same year.  Beatrice and Charles were part of the aboriginal performances in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

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