Selected recent contributions in language, music, and sound recording.

"Enaanzowaad Awesiinyag" Music Video (2022)

Original musical composition and lyrics for an Anishinaabemowin song about the colors of animals. Official Selection at 3rd Annual Sault Film Festival 2022 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; 10th Annual Maoriland Film Festival 2023, Ōtaki, New Zealand; Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2023, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada; 2023 Weengushk International Film Festival, Little Current, Ontario, Canada 2023.

Living in Balance: Anishinaabe Star Knowledge (2022)

Recorded voice over for a planetarium show about Anishinaabe star knowledge featuring Anishinaabemowin translations by Alphonse Pitawanakwat and Aarin Dokum, as narrated by Aarin Dokum.

Composed, performed, and recorded a lyrical series of short stories of the Northern Ontario railroad town where John-Paul Chalykoff's grandmother was raised.


Chalykoff, J. P. (2023, October 9). Working to revitalize an Indigenous language and bring it into the future. The Conversation.

Chalykoff, J. P. (2021). The Hauntings and Heart of a Place: Reconnecting to Grandmother Lands. In Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit (pp. 215-233). IGI Global.

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