Black Owl Society is activism through music rooted in Indigenous people’s existence. With fierce unadulterated lyrics that give way to a resounding gritty guitar, assertive vocals, and galvanizing drums this music will rally listeners to action encompassing human rights, indigenous realities, and the ultimate goal of truth.
The brother and sister duo originate from the Ihanktonwan (Yankton) nation in Marty, South Dakota. Guided and taught by their stalwart father and earth focused mother, passion for the people, protection of the planet, music, and the realities often swept under the rug by society were omnipresent from early childhood.
The most current project is heavily focused on MMIW, an anagram meaning “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women”. With the too long ignored epidemic of Indigenous women being brutally murdered and some never found affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada, the United States, notably those in the FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and Native American communities spanning across the northern and southern American continents at a rate 10 times higher than the US national average it was felt that creating uncomplacent, relatable, and vexing music was something that could be a supportive, empathetically healing resource for the families that have experienced this loss and bring in allies among non-native peoples by sharing with them present realities through unyielding sound.
Black Owl stands strong among music spanning generations, age groups, and genres. With every song written with a specific focus not only can you expect gripping music but poignant lyrics rooted in truth.