Emma Stevens - Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi'kmaq


The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world, with an aim to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation.


To bring awareness to this important cause students at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, Cape Breton recorded Paul McCartney's Blackbird in their native Mi'kmaq language.


Songwriter: Paul McCartney

Translation: Katani Julian and Albert "Golydada"Julian

Music Production: Carter Chiasson

Audio Production: Jamie Foulds (Soundpark Studios)

Video Production: Matthew Ingraham and Multimedia 12 students from ABMHS

Project Lead/Music Teacher: Carter Chiasson


http://www.abmhseskasoni.ca/​


Pu’tliskiej – Kime’sk // LYRICS:

Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq

Kina’masi telayja’timk

tel pitawsin

eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin


Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq

Ewlapin nike’ nmiteke

tel pkitawsin

eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ seya’sin


Pu’tliskiej…layja’si

ta’n wasatek poqnitpa’qiktuk


Pu’tliskiej…layja’si

ta’n wasatek poqnitpa’qiktuk


Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq

Kina’masi telayja’timk

tel pitawsin


eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin

eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin

eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin


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Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge wobbin-in-toq

Kee-na-ma-see dell-I-jaw-dimk

dell-bit-ow-sin

ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin


Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge wobbin-in-toq

ew-la-bin nike’ num-mid-deh-geh

dell-bit-ow-sin

ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg say-ya-sin


Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge, lie-jaw-see

don wassa-deg poq-nit-ba’q-ik-tuk


Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge, lie-jaw-see

don wassa-deg poq-nit-ba’q-ik-tuk


Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge wobbin-in-toq

Kee-na-ma-see dell-I-jaw-dimk

dell-bit-ow-sin


ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin

ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin

ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin