Naytowhow copyJoseph Naytowhow is a gifted Plains/Woodland Cree (nehiyaw) singer/songwriter, storyteller, and actor from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Band in Saskatchewan. He is renowned for his unique style of Cree/English storytelling, combined with original contemporary music and traditional First Nations drum and rattle songs. An accomplished performer, Joseph is the recipient of the 2006 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award’s Keeper of the Tradition Award and the 2005 Commemorative Medal for the Saskatchewan Centennial. In 2009 Joseph also received a Gemini Award for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series for his role in the Wapos Bay series. From 1995 to 2000 he served as the Storyteller-In-Residence for Meadow Lake Tribal Council. More recently, Joseph served as cultural/artistic advisor for treaty related material with Living Sky School Division, and with the University of Regina, Faculty of Education as cultural advisor for a treaty related research project.