Featuring: Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fé, Leela Gilday, Michelle St. John, Ostwelve, Rich Carlson and Russell Wallace
Original Composition by: Jennifer Kreisberg
Lyrics by: Marie Clements & Jennifer Kreisberg
Northwest Coast Male Vocals by: Russell Wallace
All My Relations by: Ostwelve
Music Produced by: Jennifer Kreisberg
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by: Roger Arnold at the University of New Haven with additional recording at Fierce Music and Baker Street Studios.
The Road Forward was inspired by images of First Nations people, taken by street photographer Foncie Pulice who documented the changing face of downtown Vancouver from the 1940‘s to the 1970‘s.
The Road Forward was further inspired by the groundbreaking movement of the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia, established in 1931 and is recognized as Canada’s oldest active Native organization. The NBBC has been a very powerful voice on fisheries issues, education, the right to vote, improved medical care and better jobs and living conditions at the province’s canneries.
The Road Forward is dedicated to the countless First Nations women who have "disappeared" on B.C.’s Highway of Tears and across Canada. The Native Women’s Association of Canada, there are 582 confirmed cases of missing and murdered First Nations women. The unofficial number over 1,000.
All proceeds raised from the sale of the song and video will be donated to create a scholarship for children of the missing and murdered Aboriginal women.