Robinson Huron Treaty: Live in Accordance to Natural Laws

Oral History of Robinson Huron Treaty by Isaac Murdoch

Isaac’s great aunt, Betty Pine sings a treaty song in this amazing video that was made a few weeks before she passed away.   The old people from Isaac’s community believe it was Chief Shingwauk’s song regarding the Robinson-Huron Treaty.  She is singing about the deals that were broken.  Betty Pine is a gem.  Miigwetch for sharing this beautiful historical record.

The following are lyrics in Ojibwe and a loose translation to English.  The song is very difficult to translate due to different world views.

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