Justin Holness

Justin’s father is from Kingston Jamaica and mother is Nakota, Assiniboine member of Ocean Man First Nation, part of the Treaty 4 territory. His grandmother was the first Nakota language teacher at the First Nation University of Canada. He was born and raised in Winnipeg and now lives full time in the Očeti Šagowin territory (Saskatchewan).

Justin aka Jahkota made history for being the first Indigenous hip-hop artist to drop a verse in the Senate of Canada. He has reached number one on the Indigenous music countdown for his album WOKE which also was nominated for best rap hip hop album for the Indigenous Music Awards. He was nominated in the “Social Voice” category at the 2021 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards and his track “Welcome to the Matriarch” was nominated for a 2022 Native American Music Award.

Jahkota strives to help empower the welfare of people and the planet.