Wally Firth

Wally Firth is a Metis fiddler from Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories. He started out as a Hudson Bay man, just like his father and grandfather. Wally went on to work as a radio host for the CBC in Yellowknife and Inuvik. He ran for the New Democratic Party in the 1972 federal election and served two terms as the NWT’s first indigenous MP. Wally is a passionate musician who carries the combined histories of the Gwichin and Inuvialuit people of the Mackenzie Delta along with the traditional fiddle music of the region.

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