Keith Secola

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Keith Secola (Ojibwe) (b.1957) is an award-winning Native American musician, who plays rock and roll, folk rock, folk, and reggae. A singer-songwriter, he also plays guitar and flute.

Secola was born in Cook, Minnesota , he is married and has 2 children. In 1982 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in American Indian Studies.

His band has had the names the Wild Band of Indians, the Wild Javelinas, and Wild Onions, he has contributed songs to documentary films, including Homeland, Patrick's Story and Dodging Bullets.[1] He won "best artist" at the 2006 Native American Music Awards for the album Native Americana,[2] he is perhaps best known for his upbeat, folk rock song, "NDN Kar" from the film Dance Me Outside.[3]

As an activist he has worked with Irene Bedard on environmental and Native American issues.[4]


  • Circle (AKINA Records, 1992)
  • Wild Band of Indians (AKINA Records, 1996)
  • Fingermonkey (AKINA Records, 1999)
  • Homeland (AKINA Records, 2000)
  • Native Americana (AKINA Records, 2005)
  • Life is Grand (AKINA Records, 2012)

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