Shawnee Kish is a Mohawk singer-songwriter from Canada. She was a 2022 JUNO nominee for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year, tied her acclaimed self-titled debut EP. In 2023 she released her highly anticipated follow-up EP, Revolution, which features her powerhouse vocals and introspective songwriting, as well as songwriting and production collaborations with industry luminaries including Arkells frontman Max Kerman, Serena Ryder, Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, and Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift).
Originally from Welland, Ontario, Shawnee began her career singing Shania Twain songs as she honed her signature vocal style. She was the winner of CBC Music's Searchlight competition in 2020, and was subsequently one of the winners of the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program for artist development in 2021. That same year she was the creator of "Music Is My Medicine," a symphonic work that was performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa for the CBC Gem web series Undisrupted. In 2023, Shawnee participated in an all-star recording of Serena Ryder's single "What I Wouldn't Do", which was released as a charity single to benefit Kids Help Phone's Feel Out Loud campaign for youth mental health.
Shawnee identifies as two-spirit, and is married to Canadian Olympic rugby player Jen Kish.