Cree Christmas Present: Silent Night

With Christmas approaching, Dolores Sand has put me to work making her collection of Christmas Carols available here at the Cree Literacy Network. I’ll be adding them a few at a time to the “pages” menu of the website, under the heading “Christmas in Cree“. I’m also trying to collect an appropriate image to accompany each one. This morning’s addition is Silent Night, accompanied by Aaron Paquette’s beautiful “Mother and Child“.
Thanks to Dolores Sand and Aaron Paquette for these early Christmas Presents — to be stored here online for Christmases Yet to Come.

With thanks to Aaron Paquette for permission.

(from Dolores Sand’s CD, manitowi-kîsikâw)

kāmwāci tipiskāw, kihci-tipiskāw
kāmwātan, wāsēyāw
Mary mīna manitow awāsis
awāsis ē-kiyāmēwisit
wētinahk na-nipāw

kāmwāci tipiskāw, kihci-tipiskāw
anōhc nihtāwikiw

kāmwāci tipiskāw, kihci-tipiskāw
miyinān miyotēhēwin
mina kita-sākihitāhk
anohc ē-nihtāwikit

3 Responses

  1. This is so beautiful. The singer captures every nuance of this beautiful song, and her voice embraces the heart.

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