Chantal is Cree/Métis from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, currently living in Calgary. Chantal is a Singer, Drummer, Storyteller, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator. A single mother of two boys, she understands societal struggle first hand. Chantal has been an activist, advocate for her community, professional performer and a staunch crusader for causes close to her heart. Chantal has performed at the Jubilee, Jack Singer, MacEwan Hall (University of Calgary), and other high profile venues. Chantal has presented at Conferences, Conventions, Galas, Fundraisers, Community, Social Justice Events and in Classrooms from Preschool through University.
Chantal is active within the Idle No More movement, Social Justice causes, Sisters in Spirit, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women awareness campaigns, and is regularly organizing events, speaking, presenting, singing and drumming within the community, with a focus on building allies and alliances. Chantal Chagnon is passionate about building awareness and sharing understanding of aboriginal culture, spirituality, social justice and political issues. She creates opportunities for cooperation, education, and empowerment everywhere she can.
Chantal recognizes sharing culture and building community is an integral part of building bridges of understanding and acceptance. Chantal is a compassionate woman, who believes that a healthier, fairer, more sustainable Canada is possible as we make decisions for future generations to come.