by Spotlight Staff
Tammy Lamouche, 27, a Metis/Cree woman, was raised in Gift Lake Metis Settlement. She moved to Edmonton not long after graduating junior high school to purse her education. She went on to graduate high school at Edmonton Christian Senior High, then enrolled in college. A few years down the road, she enrolled at the University of Alberta where she took numerous courses. To this day she is still at the U of A where she is finishing her double degree in native studies and education. During that time she was able to enter singing competitions. She met award-winning singer Nathan Cunningham, who asked her if she was interested in doing a song with him. The song Wildflower by Nathan Cunningham and Tammy Lamouche was a success and is now played across Canada on some local radio stations. It is also found on iTunes. Lamouche is now gearing toward her music career by entering more competitions. Right now she is in the top 10 for the United Way Voice competition. A win for her would further enhance the start of her music career and further prove her worth as a role model in aboriginal society.