Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the group consists of Tim “2oolman” Hill (Mohawk, of the Six Nations of the Grand River), and Ehren “Bear Witness” Thomas (of the Cayuga First Nation).
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The Halluci Nation is a concept given to them by one of their idols, John Trudell, a renowned one-time leader in the American Indian Movement; in their own words, it “promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice.
Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow Aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea to host a club event in Ottawa similar to ones held for the Korean and East Indian communities. But with the song “ Electric Pow Wow Drum,” the trio created an original anthem.
Trudell, a Santee Dakota, was national chairman of the American Indian Movement during much of the 1970s, a turbulent stretch in the relationship between Native American activists and the federal government.