Métis teen wins N’Swakamok Aboriginal Idol

Submitted by: Michelle Prévost-Fortin

Martine Fortin
Martine Fortin with her N'Swakamok
Aboriginal Idol first place trophy.

Sixteen year old daughter of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Michelle Prévost-Fostin, Martine Fortin, is a musician from Sudbury, Ontario who performs in her high school band at L’École secondaire Macdonald Cartier. Outside of school, she writes her own lyrics, composes her own music, plays the piano and is vocalist for all her original material.

Wanting to share her daughter’s talent, Fortin’s mother entered her in the 2013 N’Swakamok Aboriginal Idol competition where she would proudly represent the Métis.

The competition was held on June 21, 2013, National Aboriginal Day, at Bell Park in Sudbury, Ontario. Fortin sang three French original songs, C'est Ridicule, Me Voici and J'hésite, which won her the title of N'Swakamok Aboriginal Idol 2013.

As part of the first place prize, Fortin won $500.00 cash, a trophy, a photo session by Bruno Henry Photography, a one-on-one session with recording artist Jace Martin on how to pursue her music career and a stage performance at the 2014 Aboriginals Got Talent.

Congratulations on this great accomplishment!

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