Paul Pike


Mi’kmaw musician and composer Paul Pike is originally from Corner Brook Newfoundland. He is a descendent of the Gabriel and Young families. He currently lives in Stephenville Crossing with his two daughters Aaliyah and Eva. Paul is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, playing both traditional First Nation, and contemporary music styles. He and his family are also Traditional dancers who travel to various communities far and wide.

Paul was locally known during the 80’s as the lead guitarist for the Corner Brook band Illusion. In the 90’s he moved to Anchorage Alaska and became the singer/songwriter for the award winning contemporary First Nations rock band Medicine Dream.

Medicine Dream released three recordings internationally, two with Canyon Records, (Mawio’mi, Tomegan Gospem), and one independently (Learning to Fly). After 25 years of living in Alaska, Paul and his daughters moved back home to Newfoundland to be closer to family in 2015. Paul’s music has often been described as “an orchestration of Powwow and Rock music styles, infused with the haunting, spiritual sounds of the Native American flute. It truly is a sound all its own”.

In 2022, Paul was invited to play for Premier Furey, Prime Minister Trudeau, and the Royal family who were visiting Newfoundland as part of their National Truth & Reconciliation tour to engage with Indigenous peoples. He has also performed for all the Lieutenant Governors of Canada at a special event at the Heart Garden in St. John’s.

Paul is now the Western Cultural Outreach Officer for Qalipu First Nation, and loves to share Indigenous Music, and Mi’kmaw culture with community members. Sharing the ongoing, and often untold story of the Ktaqmkuk (Ook-daw-hum-gook) Mi’kmaw People is at the core of Paul’s passion to create and perform.

Paul’s most recent album entitled “Echoes of Our Ancestors” is the first full length Native American Flute album to be recorded and released in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is currently nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for “best Instrumental Solo Artist of the year”.


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