Sherryl Sewepagaham is of Cree-Dene ancestry from the Little Red River Cree Nation. She holds degrees in Bachelor of Music Therapy and Bachelor of Education. Sherryl is currently in a Master of Education program in Elementary Education focusing on Curriculum and Pedagogy, incorporating Indigenous pedagogies and research methodologies in her studies. Sherryl taught elementary school for two decades, focusing on Indigenous music education.
Sherryl is a 22-year member of the 2006 Juno-nominated, Edmonton-based trio Asani and composes drum songs in the Cree language. Asani received numerous awards and performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Centre, and the 2010 Olympics.
Sherryl composes Cree choral works and traditional and contemporary First Nations drum songs. Her debut album, Splashing the Water Loudly is featured in two APTN’s series. Sherryl wrote the music and lyrics for the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program (MAP) song, “Music Alive”, and created and co-created three teacher resources for the MAP program.