Say it Loud: Solomon Ratt

Yes, humility is a more common Cree virtue, but language reclamation sometimes calls for a little higher profile.

Sol interprets James Brown’s “Say it Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud” in honour of Cree language reclamation. The Cree syllable count to say the same thing is a bit of a challenge, but with this kind of pride, even James Brown would sing along!

ow! kisîwê-têpwê!
ninêhiyâwin êkwa nimamihcihikon!

ᐅᐤ! ᑭᓰᐍ ᑌᐻ!
ᓂᓀᐦᐃᔮᐏᐣ ᐁᑿ ᓂᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐃᑯᐣ!

Ow! Yell out loud!
I am Cree and it makes me proud.

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