Judie Acquin a Wolastoqey ehpit who resides in Ekpahak is a multidisciplinary artist, singer, chanter, drummer, educator, and social activist. She uses her educational background in art and adult education with Wolastoqiyik traditional knowledge to teach art, culture, knowledge, tradition, diversity, and pride.
As a musician, Judie has collaborated with Mount Allison University’s Sacabuche music ensemble, with Linda Pearse who collectively composed with Joel Miller.
This relationship created ‘How do we Listen’, a project honouring sisters, Virgina (Maternal Grandmother) and Doris (Maternal Aunt) Acquin, both of whom attended Indian Residential School in Shubenacadie Nova Scotia.
Judie is proud to have shared creative space with Samaqani Cocahq, Matt Comeau, and Eagle Feather. Her most recent project includes a collaboration with fellow Indigenous Artists which resulted in the release of their song ‘Find your Way’.
Along with private projects and studio practices, Judie teaches at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and is the Studio Head for the Wabanaki Visual Arts Program.