Tee Cloud from Metepenagiag and Julian Wells from Unama’ki are The Sacred Wolf Singers — a Mi’kmaq drumming group who perform traditional and contemporary songs to honour the uniqueness of the Mi’kmaq language and its inherent cultural knowledge. Growing up, Tee Cloud and Julien both learned from their fathers about singing. Tee Cloud has gone on to learn from and collaborate with George Paul, the famed Mi’kmaq songwriter who received The Mi’kmaq Honour Song during a 1980s sweat lodge. Naming the group out of their deep respect for the wolf, the duo have followed the pow wow trail throughout Mi’kma’ki since 2014. With stirring vocals and an unshakable rhythm, we couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off at this year’s convention.