It keeps our language alive’: Winnipeg youth choir will sing national anthem in Ojibwe at Jets game – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202025 Views

Jan 17, 2020

On Friday night, Winnipeg Jets fans will witness a first for the team, as students from Riverbend Community School perform Canada’s national anthem in Ojibway.

According to the team’s website, this will be the first time O Canada has been sung in the Indigenous language at a Jets game.

The Riverbend School’s Strong Warrior Girls Anishinaabe Singers, a choir made up of 10 singers between the ages of eight and 10, will perform the anthem.

“I feel really proud, very proud of them,” said Gloria Barker, an Ojibway immersion teacher at Riverbend and one of the choir’s instructors.

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