Language Matters: Christmas Carols in Native Languages

In the United States, the holiday season is in full swing, which means Christmas carols playing on the speakers in many stores and restaurants around the country.  Always in English.

How about something a little different?

Indian Country Today Media Network has on its website five Christmas songs sung in indigenous languages from North America — Woodland Cree, Ojibwe, Navajo, Cherokee, and Arapaho. ¬†The songs are as beautiful as ever, and some of the videos include lyrics so you can sing along.

Here’s my favorite:

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