Thanks to Wayne Jackson (the driving force behind the FaceBook group Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word/Phrase of the Day for permission to share this energetic, singable Christmas recording that may make you grin from ear to ear.
According to Wayne’s fellow musician Trent Agecoutay, “the idea for the song is to honour and showcase the Cree language in the best way we knew how…thru music. Wayne T. Jackson is singing in Cree and did the translation, so we would love for you to have a listen! Please share with all your cuzzins 😎”
Click here to listen on CD Baby –
Here’s the full Cree text so you can sing along:
miyo-manitowi-kîsikanisi: oskaskêwiki miyopayiwin
ᒥᔪ ᒪᓂᑐᐏ ᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯ ᐅᐢᑲᐢᑫᐏᑭ ᒥᔪᐸᔨᐏᐣ
Have a good Christmas; in the new year, good things happen.
Listen once, then go to CDBaby and buy a track to support the artists. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thelegacieswithwtgoodspirit?fbclid=IwAR0Xkde9FLpdJnDEpw1-anD-_WDukHeSfNsujqdE0mdiB6rS7zHoFYeuCi4