Indigenous Veterans Day is a good time to share this honour song, and remember many sacrifices made.
Thanks also to Ken N. Whitefish and additional members of Big River Cree for their permission to share this fitting tribute.
namôya kâkikê ôta askiy kâ-ayâyêk
ᑰᐦᑖᐑᓇᐤ ᑮ ᐃᑘᐤ
ᓇᒨᔭ ᑳᑭᑫ ᐆᑕ ᐊᐢᑭᐩ ᑳ ᐊᔮᔦᐠ
Creator told us…
try to love one another…
it’s not long we will be here on this Earth
(Thanks also to Neil Redcrow for polishing up my transcription: it’s always best to check in with a real speaker!)