It’s not Earl Wood’s first rodeo – he’s been an emcee at powwows and other various productions for decades! Wood, who is from Saddle Lake, Alta., is also a member of the Northern Cree Singers who have been nominated for nine Grammy awards and two JUNO awards. Wood and two of his brothers started Northern Cree Singers more than 30 years ago. Wood believes that singing is a way of transcending to our authentic selves. Singing was one of the ways Wood and his family retained their language. Wood co-hosted the APTN Indigenous Day Live Winter Solstice broadcast in 2020 and was also part of Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on APTN as a Cree host.