Getting to know Cody Coyote 
Indigenous musician and motivational speaker speaks to Ktunaxa Youth Summit

As part of the Ktunaxa Nation’s Ahead of the Game youth summit, Cody Purcell, a.k.a. Cody Coyote — an Ontario-based musician and motivational speaker — was brought in to present and perform. Coyote is of Ojibwa/Irish decent with ancestry from the Matachewan First Nation.

By: Paul Rodgers, Cranbrook Townsman, Published: March 29, 2019

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

Daytime Ottawa - April 29, 2015