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Keynote Speaker, Facilitator and Performer


Known by her Indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice, unique healing music and teachings with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America for over 35 years, and on the virtual stage for over 10 years.

The London Ontario-based Juno Award-winning singer and keynote speaker has been featured on CTV, CityNews Toronto and London, APTN, Global and a front page headline in the Toronto Star. Brenda was also nominated for the 2021 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award. 

Brenda is a mixed blood Cree Sixties Scoop Survivor whose lifelong experiences with grief and finding her voice informs her music and teachings. Her adoptive parents each died suddenly before she turned 18 and her son Quinn was murdered.

Once the shock wore off from losing her son, Brenda MacIntyre transformed her experiences with grief, trauma and chronic pain into musical medicine and spiritual wisdom to help you manage your own pain.

Brenda developed chronic pain in 2016 from the trauma of losing her son. During the trial in 2018-2019 Brenda made an album of 13 healing songs for grief. In 2020, using those songs, she designed her year-long “Picking Up the Pieces 13 Moon Program – Musical & Spiritual Practices for Resilience & Re-Awakening,” to teach women living with trauma or chronic pain to creatively manage and improve their well-being. 

Her Picking Up the Pieces 101 and other workshops have been delivered to various organizations and at several virtual events.

Brenda MacIntyre’s keynotes and workshops invite audiences into interactive embodied experiences, leaving them with memorable takeaways and tools they can use immediately to get out of what she calls “Anxiety Land” and cope with sudden upheaval, trauma and chronic pain with more ease.

If you’re looking for an engaging and experienced motivational keynote speaker, Indigenous singer or workshop facilitator for your conference, awards gala or special event, book a time below to discuss:

Brenda’s Goosebump-Giving Keynotes, Workshops & Break-Out Sessions

1. Living Past the Limits: Why Holding Your Shi* Together Is Holding You Back
Experience interactive fun set to Brenda’s lush soulful voice over a bed of conscious funky indigenous reggae vibes. Discover how to live past the limits even in major transitions.

2. Breath of Life: Becoming Open
Underneath it all, we just want to feel safe, loved and accepted, and to enjoy our lives. Discover how the power of your breath, body and voice can crack you open and allow your sparkle to flow. Experience the medicine of indigenous hand drum songs.

3. Picking Up the Pieces: Life After Loss
Interactive Musical Performance & Teachings about Grief, Loss and Identity Re-Creation through music and a path of self-love. How to become fully YOU while making space for grief, transitions and the craziness of the world falling apart.

4. Music, Meditation & Messages from Beyond
Yes, I talk to dead people and higher beings, and people receive healing from this work. The conversation always starts with a song. It’s why my indigenous name is Medicine Song Woman. Experience a group healing, meditative journey and reading, facilitated by the raw power and soulful softness of Brenda’s healing voice.

5. Customized for Your Staff or Event
All appearances are personalized to your organization and/or specific event and audience, but we can also discuss topics you don’t see here.

* All Presentations include speaking, musical performance and audience participation.


  • Audience Participation and Experiential Teachings
  • Giant Dose of Inspiration
  • Goosebumps and Emotional Connection
  • Your Audience Will Feel Grounded, Energized and Connected to Themselves and Each Other. Perfect before a networking break.

For Brenda MacIntyre’s speaker one-sheet, click here.

Brenda MacIntyre – Medicine Song Woman Sizzle Reel

Speaking Raves

Brenda MacIntyre gave a moving and inspiring virtual keynote at our December 6th event The National Day of Remembrance and Action to Stop Violence Against Women for over180 people.

Brenda found just the right words and songs to touch and inspire the audience. Not only is Brenda a powerful, moving, amazing, goosebump-giving singer but she offers insightful, inspiring, and meaningful teachings through her motivational speaking. 

Even leading up to the event, Brenda was a dream to work with, getting us exactly what we needed way ahead of time, making setup easy for our sound/tech people and even going the extra mile to customize her music and teachings to our event theme and audience.

We especially appreciated Brenda’s support to end violence against women and children. What she shared made me feel that we are all going through challenges in our lives, but we are resilient and she inspired me to be more positive through her songs and speech. 

Your conference attendees will love Brenda’s genuine approach, thoughtful words, beautiful voice and unique Indigenous drumming.

Safia Hirsi

Women’s Program Coordinator, The Neighbourhood House

Brenda MacIntyre will move you not only with her heartfelt, meaningful message but her powerful, rich, melodic voice and drum. 

It isn’t often that a person enters the second day of a staff conference, and holds the space sharing exactly the inspirational message that was meant for all the participants. 

Her message and songs affirmed the rich contributions of participants, the themes, and teachings of the conference.  

We didn’t give Brenda what would be considered reasonable advance notice to give a keynote; however, because the themes of the conference resonated with her, she went out of her way to accommodate our event date. Brenda also appeared early to feel the energy and listen to the conversations to allow her heart and spirit to lead her teachings, music, and drumming.

Conference participants will love Brenda’s authentic approach, thoughtful words, beautiful voice, and unique indigenous drumming. Conference planners will love her flexibility and accommodating manner.

Carol Wall

Consultant, Wall to Wall Consulting

Brenda MacIntyre has been an integral part of our International Women’s Day and First Nations Day celebrations, both as a phenomenal keynote speaker and as an extremely gifted facilitator, always to a capacity-crowd.  Brenda’s empathetic, knowledgeable and respectful delivery is inclusive and welcoming.  We are honoured to have Brenda MacIntyre in our lives, and it is with absolute consensus that we recommend and promote Brenda in any way that we can. She has so many gifts to share.

Elisa Char Guilbeault

Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre

Brenda MacIntyre just gave an outstanding and inspiring workshop called Picking UpThe Pieces, for our “Looking After Your Health And Well Being” initiative, through Better Living Health and Community Services. This initiative was to support all staff and volunteers throughout the Central LHIN during the Covid -19 pandemic. 

Her presentation was through zoom because of Covid restrictions. It worked well and if you are considering Brenda for a presentation, you will like her genuine approach, thoughtful words, and beautiful voice as she shares the stories behind her songs. A wonderful session Thank You.

Some of the feedback we received said:

I felt very uplifted and will use her teachings to learn how to ground myself and use sound and music to bring about calm and peace in my daily life.

I liked the notion of picking up the pieces.

Reinforces the healing power of song, music, and making time and space for the grief and healing, pleasure and pain.

Juliet Irish

Project Coordinator, Better Living Health & Community Services

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