Fire Song

Artist: Sam Ponting

Medium: song

Fire song connects the extraction industry, including mining and oil extraction, with climate change and the rise of forest fires. It teleports the listener into a time when extractivism is a thing of the past, “shut down by the lovers of life, and home, and earth, air, and clean water.”

In this song, a world without extractivism is a world where bankers and Bay street no longer rule our systems. It is a world where land defenders, called “Earthkeepers,” deliver accounts that undo the mythology that kept the extractive industries ablaze. It is a world where Indigenous leadership is recognized, and it is a world where victory is tasted.

About the artist

Sam Ponting is a musician, community organizer, and aspiring filmmaker living in Toronto on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Join her on Bandcamp here and on social media at @expressionsofsam