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Adam Sturgeon, Status/Non-Status Olde Nightrifter

Adam Sturgeon of Status/Non-Status goes 20 or 20 discussing changing his band’s name from WHOOP-Szo to Status/Non-Status; the colonial process in which his family became non-status in the eyes of the Canadian government; the complications that distinction and fracturing causes; honouring his family; trying to apply to the SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter Award; recording 1, 2, 3, 4, 500 Years in Guadalajara, Mexico; the cool hand of You’ve Changed Records; his musical influences and much more.

Featured Tracks: “Find A Home,” “Genocido”

Recommended Artists: Fiver, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Dorothea Paas, Eiyn Sof

Production Note: The intro was recorded before the discovery of 182 more unmarked graves outside Cranbrook, British Columbia on June 30th, 2021.

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