Paddle your own canoe…

Exploring the wilderness inside and outside of us through music, film and collaborative projects. I live part of the year on a floating tiny home in the Northwest Territories, Canada, and the rest of the time I travel with my dog, playing music and working on projects that build community and connection to the outdoors.
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Upcoming Concert with Andrea Bettger at Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

Join Natasha Duchene and violinist Andrea Bettger for an intimate evening of songs, stories, and heart on June 18 at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. From the desert to the North, Natasha’s music is inspired by fierce landscapes, dreamscapes and the wilderness inside and outside of us. Her shows bring magic to the stage […]

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Freeze-Up on the Bay

One night I was sitting in my canoe on the edge of the lake, 55km/h winds and white caps breaking on the dark water. My second life jacket whipped in my hands as I placed it on the floor of the canoe to kneel on. I knew with one shove my boat would slide down […]

Interview with Ashley Macdonald

North Paws – A Dogumentary

A few years ago I helped out with a campaign to rally votes for an SPCA-run animal shelter in the Northwest Territories. What happened was far beyond any of our wildest dreams – a community of less than twenty thousand people had over half a million votes and won $500 000 to construct a much-needed […]

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Thank you’s and what’s next

I want to extend a huge thank you and gratitude to everyone who came and helped out at my show on Thursday. It meant so much to me to share the evening with all of you, to read your reflections on home and to sing them on stage, and the dream tree! oh my goodness. […]

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Upcoming Concert with Andrea Bettger at Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

Join Natasha Duchene and violinist Andrea Bettger for an intimate evening of songs, stories, and heart on June 18 at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. From the desert to the North, Natasha’s music is inspired by fierce landscapes, dreamscapes and the wilderness inside and outside of us. Her shows bring magic to the stage […]

A New Lake, A New Life.

Now that the lake has frozen there are a few extra annoyances, and some things are easier too. I’ve been collecting water from the lake, but now I am chipping ice with an axe and melting it on the propane stove. My dog, whose behavioural issues are no secret, can no longer go the island […]

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Freeze-Up on the Bay

One night I was sitting in my canoe on the edge of the lake, 55km/h winds and white caps breaking on the dark water. My second life jacket whipped in my hands as I placed it on the floor of the canoe to kneel on. I knew with one shove my boat would slide down […]

Interview with Ashley Macdonald

North Paws – A Dogumentary

A few years ago I helped out with a campaign to rally votes for an SPCA-run animal shelter in the Northwest Territories. What happened was far beyond any of our wildest dreams – a community of less than twenty thousand people had over half a million votes and won $500 000 to construct a much-needed […]

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A Waking Dream

So it turns out that happiness doesn’t just come from within. Sometimes, it comes from giving your heart what it wants. And for me, what it wanted was a home, a place to come back to, close to the wilderness and simple.