Canada is a many-layered place. We have Indigenous, English, and French history – mixed with the more recent mosaic from nearly 200 immigrant cultures. We don’t get everything right, but we live in peace with each other. That’s an amazing thing. It’s a choice that each of makes every day: “I choose to build and welcome, rather than destroy and exclude.”
I’m singing this 17th century song in its two original languages (Indigenous Huron/Wendat and French), and the English adaptation is by Jesuit Father H. Kierans. My thanks to the activists of the Rouge Valley community for help with the Huron language.
Heather Dale's official 25-episode video series. Features Heather's original songs and lyrics, plus five Deaf storytellers re-telling the stories in their own language (American Sign Language, ASL). New video every Thursday!
We've released a free album called "Perpetual Gift". You can download it at HeatherDale.com/perpetual-gift - please share the link with your friends! Visit HeatherDale.com for a full download store, pictures, info... you can also buy our albums on iTunes! Thanks for your support, Heather & Ben. (Music & graphics copyright 2012 AmphisMusic.com)