Elexa Dawson

is creating original music and indigenous perspectives.

29

patrons

$160

per month
I’m on a creative journey that retraces the steps of the ancestors and collects those things left along the path, both tools for the future and trauma from the past to be healed in the present. It consciously situates my life in a deliberate position to be a good descendant, and a good ancestor.

I’m composing a 7-song concept album that focuses on my perspective and experience of being a white-passing, mixed-blood native woman in the Midwest, of pursuing good relationships with all people and entities, of preserving culture and respectfully sharing whenever appropriate.

“Music is Medicine”, the foundation that I am building this year’s work upon, is an affirmation of the value of art in healing present and ancestral trauma, a value that is not well represented in our money systems. I’m grateful for the support of my community and the reinforcement that you believe what I believe, that music is worth the time and effort of the artist, and has the power to heal.
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Beehive
$3 or more per month

I was given a name that means bee. It reminds me that I'm doing important work, but I can't do it alone. The inspiration and motivation to do this work comes from many sources, not the least of which is the positive affirmation of my community.


By sending me $3 monthly, maybe you're buying a cup of coffee or a meal. Most likely, you're getting me 30 miles down the road. It is so appreciated and I can't thank you enough.


Because you support my art and activism with a monthly contribution, I'll let you in on the new stuff. You'll hear new songs (and occasionally get new stickers) here before anywhere else.

Eagle's Nest
$7 or more per month

Our Potawatomi stories teach us about what the eagle did for us and how our prayers are carried on their wings. After near extinction, the eagle is making a big comeback. It gives me hope.


By sending me $7 monthly, you're subsidizing some unpaid time, helping with travel expenses, and best of all, bringing me and artists everywhere hope that the work we do is worthy of the support of our communities.


In addition to access to blog posts, you'll hear new music (and occasionally get new stickers) here, before anyone else. 


I am so grateful you've decided to join me. Let's do this.

Seventh Generation Supporter
$21 or more per month

To me, reclaiming my indigeneity means focusing on living in good relationship with all beings. It means remembering that I carry the seven generations that came before me and the seven that will come after.


I'm humbled daily by the revelations this path is bringing me about being in good relationship. At this level, I am super aware that you have established a working relationship with me and I want to honor that. Thank you for choosing to walk this path with me.


In addition to the blog, new songs and occasional mailings, you will receive 2 copies of "Music is Medicine", the album that I am releasing in November, on CD. 


I am so grateful for your support and encouragement. Igwien.

I’m on a creative journey that retraces the steps of the ancestors and collects those things left along the path, both tools for the future and trauma from the past to be healed in the present. It consciously situates my life in a deliberate position to be a good descendant, and a good ancestor.

I’m composing a 7-song concept album that focuses on my perspective and experience of being a white-passing, mixed-blood native woman in the Midwest, of pursuing good relationships with all people and entities, of preserving culture and respectfully sharing whenever appropriate.

“Music is Medicine”, the foundation that I am building this year’s work upon, is an affirmation of the value of art in healing present and ancestral trauma, a value that is not well represented in our money systems. I’m grateful for the support of my community and the reinforcement that you believe what I believe, that music is worth the time and effort of the artist, and has the power to heal.

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Tiers
Beehive
$3 or more per month

I was given a name that means bee. It reminds me that I'm doing important work, but I can't do it alone. The inspiration and motivation to do this work comes from many sources, not the least of which is the positive affirmation of my community.


By sending me $3 monthly, maybe you're buying a cup of coffee or a meal. Most likely, you're getting me 30 miles down the road. It is so appreciated and I can't thank you enough.


Because you support my art and activism with a monthly contribution, I'll let you in on the new stuff. You'll hear new songs (and occasionally get new stickers) here before anywhere else.

Eagle's Nest
$7 or more per month

Our Potawatomi stories teach us about what the eagle did for us and how our prayers are carried on their wings. After near extinction, the eagle is making a big comeback. It gives me hope.


By sending me $7 monthly, you're subsidizing some unpaid time, helping with travel expenses, and best of all, bringing me and artists everywhere hope that the work we do is worthy of the support of our communities.


In addition to access to blog posts, you'll hear new music (and occasionally get new stickers) here, before anyone else. 


I am so grateful you've decided to join me. Let's do this.

Seventh Generation Supporter
$21 or more per month

To me, reclaiming my indigeneity means focusing on living in good relationship with all beings. It means remembering that I carry the seven generations that came before me and the seven that will come after.


I'm humbled daily by the revelations this path is bringing me about being in good relationship. At this level, I am super aware that you have established a working relationship with me and I want to honor that. Thank you for choosing to walk this path with me.


In addition to the blog, new songs and occasional mailings, you will receive 2 copies of "Music is Medicine", the album that I am releasing in November, on CD. 


I am so grateful for your support and encouragement. Igwien.