Jodi Contin

Singer & Narrator

Jodi Contin


Jodi Contin is a highly energetic Anishinaabe Kwe who hails from Wasauksing First Nation.

Jodi’s Anishinabek roots and cultural ethical principles shine through in everything she does. Drumming and singing are activities close to her heart, and she is a renowned drum-maker as well. She has been a part of the Grand Medicine Society and is a devoted Sun dancer for many years, where she is now the lead female dancer, sweat conductor and clan mother of the lodge.

Empowering and lifting up others are just some of the ways she holds space to encourage people to find their path to healing. Caregiving comes naturally to Jodi. She has worked with families in a variety of capacities as a Child Protection worker and Family support worker. Through those roles and her volunteer work, she has earned the trust of many. Currently, she is the Band Representative for Henvey Inlet First Nation.

In 2018 Jodi participated in the original Festival of the Sound production “Sounding Thunder”, for which she wrote the lead song “Wasauksing Enydaayong”. Since then, Jodi has travelled to various venues across Ontario to perform the work. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Festival of the Sound.

As a mother to three sons, family and community are incredibly important to Jodi. She is a respected member of her home community and regional Anishinabek communities along with the Town of Parry Sound. She has been nominated for the Order of Parry Sound for the work she puts in towards community and cultural events.

This Anishinaabe Kwe has a lot of stories to share about her own journey, many of which also come with a great sense of humour!