On OUR Land (Solomon Ratt, y-dialect)

êkâwiya nikoskâcihinân; nitaskînâhk ôma nitayânân.

ᐁᑳᐏᔭ ᓂᑯᐢᑳᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ; ᓂᑕᐢᑮᓈᕽ ᐆᒪ ᓂᑕᔮᓈᐣ᙮

Don’t disturb us; we are on OUR land.

In solidarity with Wet’suwet’en, and with land and water protectors across Canada. News from Winnipeg that a racist counter-protestor walked into the circle yesterday and laid hands on peaceful women dancing there is even more upsetting given mainstream news that portrays the thug as the victim (he was isolated and held for police). In another Winnipeg incident during the round dance, a bus driver had to force a ranting racist woman off a city bus. Non-Indigenous Canada: It’s the 21st Century. We MUST be better than this!  

N-dialect (sorry, no audio): 

kâwina moskâcihinân; nitaskînâhk ôma nitayanân

ᑳᐏᓇ ᒧᐢᑳᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ; ᓂᑕᐢᑮᓈᕽ ᐆᒪ ᓂᑕᔭᓈᐣ

Don’t disturb us; we are on OUR land. 

#wetsuwetinstrong

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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