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.
Click here for lyrics: song translation