Welcome to Native Drums, a website devoted to the rich heritage of First Nations culture and music in Canada.

With videos, and moving image galleries for Youth, in-depth interviews and articles for students, the image research database for scholars, and downloadable resource kits for teachers, Native Drums has something for everyone!


Myths are central to explaining the world and how it came to be. Learn More

Drum Gallery

No two drums are identical. Each drum has its own voice. Learn More


The making of different types of drum and other musical instruments. Learn More


Music varies considerably from one First Nation to the next. Learn More


For First Peoples all creation is living or not living. Learn More

Physics of Sound

Unlock the secrets of sound which give life to the music of the drum. Learn More


Explore videos, interviews, photo galleries, and audio files. Learn More


The First Nations have long influenced Western art forms. Today, many First Peoples have carried their traditions into the mainstream of modern culture. Learn More
© 2024 This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online