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March 24, 2023
A 13-year-old girl with a budding career as a DJ is bringing the music industry to her home community of Mistawasis First Nation to inspire Indigenous youth.
Caelyn Johnstone said music helped her find herself after she was bullied for being Indigenous.
“I kind of stopped thinking about my culture and smudging and all that stuff, and that’s when I went into a dark place,” Caelyn told CTV News.
Then she started looking up to Indigenous DJs.
“They helped inspire me to get out there, because if they could do it, who knows, maybe I could,” she said.