Hello, Caitlin Richard writing here... i had a few thoughts i wanted to share, on behalf of me and my brother Dalton Richard. As of March 15th 2019- I had a good talk with my brother and dad Cal Richard... I've been out of the music scene for the last two months, i think our last show together was December 2018. If people didn't already know about myself, because i keep my life on the down low, i would like to just share with others that i am now a self-employed individual working as an Action Therapist in the community. For the last two years i have been building and working in the community, learning how to sustain and maintain myself as a community helper and supporter in terms of Indigenous activism, support and ceremonies. I work with Indigenous youth in care and get them involved in the Indigenous community and to their culture that is more alive and thriving more than ever because of the youth and workers like myself. My career as an Action Therapist has been the most rewarding work i've done, i love my youth, community and the people i am surrounded with. True red road warriors, walking the good road of mino-bimaadiziwin. I live a very healthy lifestyle away from drugs and alcohol and fight to maintain a sober lifestyle.
Alot of healing has been taking place in my life, i support my family, i take care of a youth in my foster home from Nunavut, i take care of my grandmother and my brother and the youth i work with. I am like a mother figure, the next one in line to fill some big shoes. I am very confident about my stepping back into music, attending social events, and events and supporting my fellow Indigenous musicians. Music has always been a very important factor in my life, and something i know i need to carry on and contribute to for future generations. It is important we tell our stories, we voice ourselves and do the work and effort to put ourselves out there and be a part of something bigger. I know what i need to do now, to start refocusing back on the music. I have been writing alot of my own music in those two months and i know that i need to more now than ever before. It is a very important time i'm in and its about that time to get back on track with my music. Sorry i've been gone for a time too long but good news is i'll be Back in Black. -Caitlin Richard