In an exclusive video interview from backstage at the 2016 JUNO Awards, renowned, veteran First Nations singer-songwriter, artist, and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie – also the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award Recipient at the upcoming 2017 JUNOs – talks about the fact that she still remains strong and relevant after a lifetime in music, and how she’s a natural songwriter.

In an exclusive, one-on-one video interview from the 2016 JUNO Awards, the legendary Canadian rap pioneer Kardinal Offishall talks briefly about his 2016 JUNO nomination, the process for recording Kardi Gras Vol. 1, and going for timeless sounds that resonate over the years.

In a video interview from the 2016 SOCAN Awards red carpet, Pop/Rock Award winner Francesco Yates discusses writing his winning song “Better to be Loved,” being recognized as a songwriter rather than a singer, and touring with Hedley and Carly Rae Jepsen.