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Missy Knott

Curve Lake First Nation

Missy Knott Melissa (Missy) Knott, of Curve Lake First Nation, was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors in September 2023.  
An award-winning singer-songwriter who performs as Singing Wild Rice Girl, she is also the founder of Wild Rice Records. This independent record label based in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), run collaboratively with community members, focuses on supporting Indigenous artists through every stage of their creative journey – from establishing a healthy foundation to concept and development.
Missy was a radio host on ELMNT FM’s live afternoon drive and weekend programs, airing in Ottawa and Toronto. She now hosts a pre-recorded show called Pass the Mic that amplifies the voices and highlights the work of Indigenous community members and artists from across Turtle Island. 
Missy prides herself on being a mother, philanthropist, educational assistant and active Curve Lake First Nation community member.