Journal of a
Travelling Girl

Nadine Neema, illustrations by Archie Beaverho

Journal of a Travelling Girl deserves to be in every northern classroom. There is so much to learn here, and there is so much to celebrate.
Richard Van Camp, Tłcho author

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Penguin Random House Canada is releasing the audiobook of Journal of a Travelling Girl today! Below is an audiovisual excerpt of the first chapter. The visuals contain illustrations by Archie Beaverho, which are found in the book and photographs I took while on the Tlicho canoe trips retracing the trails of their ancestors.

You can order the book by clicking here. 

We are excited to announce that Penguin Random House Canada will be releasing the audiobook for Journal of a Travelling Girl. It was narrated by Nadine Neema. She used sound effects from recordings she took in the North to give a richer sonic landscape and features music by the Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Drummers. The audiobook was produced by David Gutnick and mixed by Fred Bouchard. You can pre-order it here.

Neema Bio


World traveler, former First Nation community manager, mentored by Leonard Cohen, Neema brings a lot of living to the stories she sets to beguiling contemporary folk music.  And she’s already attracted plenty of big name attention:  backing vocal support from Emmylou Harris; production help from Pierre Marchand and Daryl Johnson; opening slots for Elton John, Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, Jesse Winchester, Lyle Lovett and Cyndi Lauper, and the aforementioned mentorship of a Canadian legend.

Her third studio album, Painting My Wall Gold was released in 2016. It was recorded while Neema was pregnant with her son, and produced with Daryl Johnson (Daniel Lanois) and Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, The Wailin Jennys). It opens with ‘For You’, Neema’s mettā song inspired by Buddhist meditation and features performance by Emmylou Harris. This song won runner-up in the folk/roots category of the International Acoustic Music Awards. The second song ‘Angel Undercover’ was a finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition.

Painting My Wall Gold is a beautiful, sophisticated, globally-infused, and electronically-enhanced album of modern folk music that draws heavily on themes of acceptance and equanimity. Neema’s lyrics, poetic in their ambiguity and sprinkled with visual metaphors and spiritual allusions, transcend the personal triumphs and tragedies that gave them life, evoking instead the raw emotional essence of the situations that inspired them.

Her second album Watching You Think was released in June 2010 and was produced with Leonard Cohen and long-time Sarah McLachlan collaborator Pierre Marchand. The Globe and Mail called it “A stunner.” Cohen also drew a portrait of her as the album’s cover and has said of her “in the midst of all the static, a voice of true feeling arises – a rare event”.

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Painting My Wall Gold – NEeMA’s latest studio release produced with Mark Howard and Daryl Johnson, and featuring Emmylou Harris.

Leave the Light On –               NEeMA’s first live album recorded during her European tour and Montreal concerts in 2011.

Watching You Think –           NEeMA’s 2010 studio release produced in association with Leonard Cohen and Pierre Marchand.

Masì Cho –                        NEeMA’s debut album. It was released on October 10th, 2006. The title track means Thank You in Tlicho.


Journal of a Travelling Girl – Nadine Neema, illustrations by Archie Beaverho.



Angel Undercover

Masi Video – filmed in Cairo, Egypt

Elsa’s Lullaby Video – a song about love, a woman and her dog

Down from the North : A mini-documentary about NEeMA



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World traveler, former First Nation community manager, mentored by Leonard Cohen, Montreal’s Neema brings a lot of living to the stories she sets to beguiling contemporary folk music.


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