University of Saskatchewan Graduate Honour Song (y-dialect)

Walking Buffalo Singers, Rollin Baldhead, Theoren Bear, Quentin Dreaver and Doug Morin in a still from USask Video.

Thanks to Winona Wheeler for sharing this YouTube post from Media Production at University of Saskatchewan (usask.ca) in honour of 2020 graduates, and congratulations to each one of them: We are all proud of your accomplishments and wish you great success.

Winona writes:

Thank you Joseph Naytowhow and Rachel Fiddler for reviving this song written by late Tyrone Tootoosis in honour of our students. Thank you also to Joan Greyeyes for seeing the need and commissioning Tyrone to create this song, and to the Walking Buffalo Singers.

kîhci-kiskinohamâtowin
Higher education

ê-kî-asotamâkawiyâhk
A Treaty right & promise of education

kihci-kiskinwahamâtowikamik
An institution of higher learning

sâkowâtêtân
Let us give a War Cry [to Celebrate and Rejoice]

pasikô-âcihowin ôma
Our individual and collective journeys in seeking independence

kihci-kiskinohamāsowin Higher Education ē-kī-asotamākawiyāhk A Treaty Right & Promise to Education kihci-kiskinwahamâtowikamik An Institution of Higher Learning sākowātētān Let us give a War Cry to Celebrate and Rejoice pasikô-âcihowin ôma Our Individual and Collective Journeys in Seeking Independence

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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