Going out best bets, Nov. 15 to 21

The captivating young man in the yellow shirt at last weekend’s After The Storm benefit concert was Ottawa’s Cody Coyote. It was the latest in a series of terrific performances for the Ojibwe singer-songwriter/rapper and producer, who’s also becoming a convincing motivational speaker with a compelling personal story.

By Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen, Published: November 13, 2018

Musical friends join forces to raise funds for tornado relief efforts

 After The Storm, Saturday night’s TD Place concert to raise funds for the United Way’s tornado relief efforts, was a success well before the Jim Cuddy Band hit the stage. As Mayor Jim Watson noted early in the show, thousands of dollars in advance donations had been gathered before the music started.

By Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen, Published: November 10, 2018


I don’t have any data to back this up, but Ottawa has to have one of the most diverse music scenes in North America with Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous artists. A reflection of that is none other than Ojibwe rapper Cody Coyote...

By: Kevin Bourne, Shifter Magazine 

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SPILL FESTIVAL REVIEW: OTTAWA BLUESFEST DAY 4 || The Strumbellas/Larkin Poe/Cody Coyote/ Alanna Sterling and The Silvers

 Another local act was playing at the same time over at the Black Sheep Stage, who has grown into a large force in the Indigenous music scene. Cody Coyote has played many shows in the Ottawa area, and festivals are not new to him, but this set was definitely a standout performance...

By: Lucy Sky, Spill Magazine 

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CTV Morning Live: WESTFEST - Cody Coyote  

Cody Coyote had a chance to be interviewed by Annette Goerner  from CTV Morning Live Ottawa on June 8th, 2018 where he also performed "Ogimaa" from his album "Mamawi". For those of you who missed the interview and performance, here is a video showing how it went!  

Video credits: CTV Ottawa  

Location: CTV Ottawa  
87 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z9  

Date: June 8, 2018


Indigenous trailblazers: legendary musicians, up and coming acts carving a path in the arts

Earlier this year, Rosanna was invited to the Megaphono Festival in Ottawa, to host a panel called Indigenous Trailblazers: Carving Paths Through Tradition at the National Arts Centre. 

On the panel, legends like Willy Mitchell, Alanis Obomsawin, Dr. Duke Redbird and Leland Bell, sat alongside up and coming musicians like Jeremy Dutcher, Leanne Simpson, Cody Coyote and Melody McKiver.

By: CBC Radio Canada - Unreserved

Daytime Ottawa - may 24, 2018

Speaker tells Indigenous Youth Symposium of healing after dealing with racism at school

As a student at St Matthew’s High School in Orléans, Cody Coyote was accustomed to taunts, to having his ponytail pulled, to being told he was ugly and that he didn’t belong.

By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen Published on: March 23, 2018 | Last Updated: March 23, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

15th-anniversary edition of Westfest "back on the main drag"

Two Indigenous musical acts based in Ottawa — rapper Cody Coyote and electronic artist Bear Witness — share star billing at Westfest with Canada’s power-pop heroes of the ’80s, The Pursuit of Happiness.

By Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen Published on: March 7, 2018 | Last Updated: March 7, 2018 12:12 PM EST

Cody Coyote - Introducing an Indigenous Voice In Canadian Music

This past August, 25-year-old Canadian rapper Cody Coyote performed at the celebration of The Great Trail’s connection in Ottawa. We had the opportunity to catch up with Coyote for an open and insightful interview about being a young First Nation artist in Canada, his future in the industry, and his involvement with The Great Trail. 

Globe and Mail

From the legacy of the 60s scoop. To rocking his braids and moccasins

Cody Coyote gets political and personal on his new album Mamawi. He drops by the studio before tonight's sold-out launch party. 

By Giacomo Panico, CBC Radio-Canada Air Date: November 1, 2017

Indigenous in Music with Larry K - Cody Coyote Interview August 6, 2017

On this on this show we welcome hip hop musician “Cody Coyote”, he’ll be stopping by and telling us all about his music and his new album coming out this fall. You can find out all about Cody Coyote and hear his music on the web at Join Larry K, from the Ho Chunk Nation as he mixes up 2 hours of Indigenous sounds with music from Cody Coyote... 

Indigenous in Music with Larry K. August 6, 2017

Cody Coyote: Someday

The DD Podcast is back with another First Listen Friday, and this week you’re in for some serious fire. 

We were first introduced to Cody Purcell (aka Cody Coyote) a few years ago, and connected with him for a 20 Questions interview in 2016. As we quickly learned, there’s a lot more to Cody than his music. 

Growing up in Ottawa’s East End, he discovered drugs at a young age and fell in with a rough crowd. Fueled by anger and a steady dose of alcohol, his adolescence revolved around violence, crime and depression. Then, at the age of 20, he tried to kill himself. 

On Episode 7 of the DD Podcast, Cody talks about getting sober, discovering his culture, reflecting reality through art and using his music to inspire others. He also premieres Someday, the first single from his forthcoming album, Mamawi. 

Digital Drum August 4, 2017


Five years ago, Cody Purcell hit rock bottom and attempted suicide. Today, he’s using hip hop to inspire others and provide hope for the future. 

Performing as Cody Coyote, the Ottawa MC has made a name for himself by sharing his personal experiences, tackling issues facing the Indigenous community and promoting positive change. And at 25, he’s just getting started. 

We recently visited Cody in the studio, where he talked about the power of storytelling, working on his new album and his hope for a better Canada. 

To learn more about Cody, check out our 20 Questions blog post and stay tuned for this Friday’s podcast to hear the exclusive premiere of Someday. 

Digital Drum August 3, 2017

The meaning of reconciliation: 'We're not anywhere near that word called forward. We're not even on the first syllable'

Cody Coyote grew up in Ottawa’s east end and is of Ojibwe ancestry from Matachewan First Nation. He struggled with his cultural identity as a teen and, eventually, he joined a gang. “I joined because I thought they had my back. I thought it was a brotherhood,” he says. “It was hard to get out of the road of destruction. I’ve done some things I wasn’t proud of.” Coyote stopped using alcohol and drugs five years ago. “I didn’t want to be a stereotype,” he says. He started recording in high school and is now a hip-hop/experimental songwriter and performer, a workshop facilitator and a motivational speaker. “I am in a place where I have an understanding of what it means to be a warrior. A true warrior understands that it’s about taking care of the people, protecting and honouring women, for they are sacred, and protecting children, for they are the future generations of this world.” Hip-hop is about the reality that people see around them, he says. “It’s all about the storytelling. The artist can bring something new to the table.” ... 

By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen Published on: July 1, 2017 | Last Updated: July 1, 2017 9:44 AM EDT

Going Out Best Bets, Jan. 5 to 11 

Ottawa hiphop artist Cody Coyote celebrates the release of his new music video, Northern Lights, with an all-ages party at Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St., on Saturday. 

By Lynne Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen Published: January 4, 2017 | Last Updated: January 4, 2017 2:48 PM EST

20 Questions With: Cody Coyote 

Coyote spoke with Digital Drum on 20 Questions that were relative to his journey with life and music. 

A lot can happen in four years – just ask Ottawa hip-hop artist Cody Purcell.

The Canadian dream: Aboriginal hip-hop artist talks about starting on the outside, looking in 

Artist says hip-hop appealing to First Nations youth because of similarities to storytelling 

By Evelyn Harford, Ottawa Citizen Published: July 1, 2016 Last Updated: July 1, 2016 12:15 PM EDT

CTV Morning Live: Cody Coyote 

Cody Coyote had a chance to be interviewed by Melissa Lamb from CTV Morning Live Ottawa on June 3rd, 2016 where he also performed "Hit The Town" alongside White Deer and Frazer Lee Whiteduck. For those of you who missed the interview and performance, here is a video showing how it went! 

Video credits: CTV Ottawa 

Location: CTV Ottawa 
87 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z9 

Date: June 3, 2016 

Aboriginal hip-hop artist Cody Coyote visits Yukon for music video shoot 

Artist says hip-hop appealing to First Nations youth because of similarities to storytelling 

By Dave Croft, CBC News Published: May 28, 2016 12:31 PM CT Last Updated: May 28, 2016 12:31 PM CT

Daytime Ottawa - April 29, 2015