Aboriginal Day Daniel Lanois stands by “native and aboriginal compadres”

Daniel Lanois is not the first person one might think of to include as part of APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live celebrations, but he’s not entirely out of his element.

“I have aboriginal blood on both sides of the family,” the veteran singer/guitarist/producer said by phone from his Toronto studio last week. “It’s pretty watered down, Micmac and Algonquin. A lot of people say that (they’re part native), but with the French in Canada, it’s normal — everybody is practically Métis.”

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