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“There’s a lot of intergenerational trauma. There are a lot of moving parts, and that’s why it’s so important to acknowledge that there are still survivors of this massacre, of this genocide, that took place.”

For the violin parts alone, Gros-Louis ended up scoring and sampling herself 200 times.

“The reason why I wanted to do that was because I wanted to have the strength of a village,” Gros-Louis said in an interview before the event. “I wanted (the score) to feel the weight of this story.”"

"A violinist is using her talents to shine light on crucial issues, playing for Indian Country all across the world."

“Storytelling is an integral part of Indigenous heritage, and film music epitomizes this by telling the story through the music,” she says. “I honor my ancestors each day by bringing these stories to life through the original melodies and harmonies of my compositions.”

"A lot of Indigenous people go on this journey of self-discovery...We lost so much. Our people, every person must take responsibility to keep the culture alive."

"Overcoming trauma, overcoming abuse was my largest obstacle and I wanted to symbolize that by having climbed a 14,000-foot mountain."

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