Indigenous Hip Hop Artist, Cody Coyote
Published On: March 23rd, 20231 min read


Cody Coyote of Ottawa is of Ojibwe/Irish descent, with ancestry from the Matachewan First Nation. His unique blend of strong, profound lyricism, paired with influential sounds such as in his song “Debwe”, positions him as a standout in the Hip-Hop/Electronic/Pop scene. This multi-award-nominated and award-winning artist captivates his audience with mesmerizing performances.

Recognized for his dedication to creating positive change, Cody Coyote clinched the award for Ottawa’s Best Hip-Hop Artist at the 2023 Ottawa Awards, hosted by FACES Magazine, CTV, and Mattamy Homes Canada. Before this, his song “There Tonight” topped the Indigenous Music Countdown in August 2022, while “Helpless” reached number 7 in February 2022, and “Manidoo Dewe’igan” secured the number 1 spot in January 2020.

Beyond music, Cody Coyote is a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and the host of “The Beat” on ELMNT FM, owned and operated by First People’s Radio Inc. (Ottawa/Toronto).

“The community work I do is truly the driving force behind my passion,” says Coyote. “It’s all about initiating positive change in today’s world. I want future generations to feel empowered and recognized.”