These youth from Barriere Lake First Nation show us how it’s done.
Thanks to Sonny Papatie and his cousin Daniel Jay for recording it, this video of five Indigenous youth singing a traditional song to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women has been blowing up on Facebook.
In just a week, the video has had more than 6,500 shares and has been viewed more than 138,000 times.
And it’s not hard to see why. Standing at sunset, with a beautiful lake behind them, the video shows the five young boys—all from 10 to 13-years-old—rocking out a beautiful, heartfelt hand drum song. The boys are already amazing singers for their age and Indian Country’s going to be watching where they go next.
Chii miigwetch to the Indigenous youth out there who are practicing their culture in such inspiring ways—and doing it not just for themselves, but to honour our missing sisters and uplift all of us.