WINNIPEG – A prize-winning throat singer says she was sexually harassed and called “a sexy little Indian” while in Winnipeg.
She says she was followed while out for lunch by a man who crudely propositioned her.
On her Twitter account, Tagaq says it was “creepy and scary.”
Using the hashtag for missing and murdered indigenous women, Tagaq says such harassment happens — quote — “when we are alone, in the day or night.”
The Inuk singer recently won the Polaris Music Prize after a performance that featured the names of some of Canada’s 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women.
The award is given annually to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit.