The Wolf Cry Singers are an intertribal women's hand drum group from Massachusetts.
The songs and chants we sing include traditional and contemporary Mi'kMaq, Cherokee,
Navajo, Abenaki and Delaware.
We have written our own songs to add to our collection that are in English and are
continually adding songs in the different languages as they are shared with us so that
we can share them with the communities we belong to and those we travel to.
We have performed at pow wows throughout New England and in Canada, at ceremonies,
and at many cultural events promoting Native American awareness.
Our mission is to keep the spirit and languages alive through our music and connection as
women to each other and All Our Relations.
We give thanks to Creator every day for this gift of song.
Tanya Martinez is a member of the Mi’kmaq Nation (Eel River Bar) and grew up in Spencer, MA.
She founded the Wolf Cry Singers in 2003 to bring women together with the hand drum.
She presently resides in Lowell MA and is pursuing a Masters degree in Solar Energy Engineering.
Cecelia Estrada Vaughan is one of the original WCS members and is of Choctaw and Mexican-
Apache descent. Growing up in Southern CA, she presently resides in Jamaica Plain, MA with
her husband and son. Cecelia writes poetry and sews beautiful cloth bags. She is the group’s
Gloria Freeman is one of the original WCS members and is French Canadian, Irish, English,
and Blackfoot. She has been recognized as a singer in the local Native community of MA and
RI for more than 10 years. Residing in Rehoboth, MA, she enjoys painting and practices the art of
fingerweaving. She is the group’s Public Relations contact.
Marcy Jeppe has been with the WCS since the beginning. She lives in Holbrook MA where she is
the owner and operator of the Charmacy Wildlife Center. It is a non-profit rehabilitation center for
wildlife, specializing in birds of prey.
Gloria Dedam Colon is a Mi’kmaq woman born in New Brunswick, Canada and raised in Boston, MA.
She is an enrolled member of the Big Cove First Nation Indian Reserve as well as the North
American Indian Center of Boston. She has been a Wolf Cry singer for more than two years, is
married and has two children. She is the group’s Secretary.
Robin Mullen is Irish, Oneida, Arcadian and Mi’kmaq. She joined the WCS two and a half years
ago to learn the songs which have become her prayers. She has also written several of the songs
we sing. She resides in Dorchester, MA with her family.
Dee Ko is an Eastern Cherokee multimedia artist and will be studying for her Nursing degree in
the fall. She competed in the 2004 Art Show at Schemitzen and received a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
for her artwork. Her artwork has been displayed at the Piano Art Gallery in Boston, MA, The
University of New Hampshire, Plimoth Plantation and EJ’s Art Studio on Cape Cod.
Janis Blanchette is Abenaki and French Canadian. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 6.
She is a certified massage therapist, canine massage certified and soon to be equine massage
certified. She has been with the WCS for about a year and a half.
Liz Camerlin joined the Wolf Cry Singers about a year ago. She is Irish and Mi’kmaq. Presently
residing in Seekonk, MA with her husband, she likes to sew and makes lovely regalia.
Jeanne Marie Morrison grew up on Cape Cod, MA. She is of Cherokee and Passamoquaddy
heritage and is also African American, East Indian and Scottish. She is our newest member, joining the group in 2006.