February 04, 2007

O Canada in Cree

Last night in Calgary 13-year old Akina Shirt from Saddle Lake First Nation made history by singing O Canada in Plains Cree. This marks the first time that a National Hockey League game has been opened by the singing of the national anthem in an aboriginal language. Here's an article about her forthcoming performance. I saw it on TV.

Posted by Bill Poser at February 4, 2007 02:45 AM