February 03, 2007

CD and Secola promote Ojibwe

Bringing the Ojibwe language back to life“We have only 12 elders left who speak fluently,” said Drift. “It’s not our language that’s lost; it’s us who are lost.”

She hopes to help change that with the release of a CD that features Drift pronouncing common Ojibwe words and phrases. A release party for the “Anishinabemoin” CD was held last week at the Bois Forte Heritage Center.

The CD also features music by national award-winning artist Keith Secola and the contributions of Anishinabe children, including Drift’s granddaughter, Larissa, who recite phrases, sing and play drums.

1 comment:

Marcie said...

Good post.