A citizen of the Suquamish Nation, Calina Lawrence was born and raised within her ancestral Coast Salish culture in the Pacific Northwest area of Washington State.
Her vocal journey began at a young age when she was first introduced to her cultural music. While lending her voice to the preservation of Suquamish traditions, she also grew to love singing many contemporary genres.
Lawrence was raised to understand the importance of spreading awareness about the social and environmental injustices that have impacted the quality of lives on tribal reservations and within urban Native communities.
Lawrence graduated with Honors from the University of San Francisco, attaining her BA in Performing Arts & Social Justice; a Music concentration.
Since graduation, this indigenous vocalist has released her debut single entitled “Alcatraz” (January ‘17) followed by the release of "Generations" (July '17) featuring then 14 y/o Deya. To end 2017, she released "Don't Count Me Out" (December '17) featuring indigenous vocalist/emcee Desirae Harp.
Lawrence continues traveling across nations as a full-time musician in the genres of Hip Hop, R&B/Soul, and Spoken Word Poetry with Coast Salish influence while based out of Yelamu Ohlone territory; colonially referred to as San Francisco.