The man behind the project and the music is Marc Meriläinen. Born in northern
Manitoba and raised in the untamed beauty of Northwestern Ontario, Marc knew
from an early age he would perform music.
After graduating from the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in
Southern Ontario, Marc returned to Thunder Bay where he began collaborating
with other First Nations musicians. The first NADJIWAN compact disc titled
"Brother", released in 1995 went on to achieve much success in both Canada
and the United States earning him an nomination for BEST ROCK ALBUM at the
Native American Music Awards as well as the #1 album spot on the Aboriginal
Voices Top 10.
Over the past 20 years NADJIWAN has gone on to release 4 studio albums with
the latest ‘Superposition’ being number five. The first single ‘Reentry’ hit the #1
spot on the National Indigenous Music Countdown in June 2017. In the past
decade Marc has had 5 consecutive #1 hits on the National Aboriginal Top 40
Marc has had the pleasure of touring this project across Canada & the United
States with performances at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, The
Mariposa Folk Festival, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Hillside Music Festival,
Folk On The Rocks, 2015 Pan Am Games as well as the American Native Music
Awards and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards to name only a few.
Nominated for : Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (Best Male Artist & Best Rock
Album), Native American Music Awards (Best Rock Album), Dora Mavor Moore
Award (Best Original Composition) and recently nominated for Best Radio Single
at the Indigenous Music Awards.