Day 1: Opening Song and Blessing
Speakers: Joseph Naytowhow
Opening prayer and song from acclaimed Cree knowledge-keeper, storyteller and songwriter Joseph Naytowhow. The renowned Plains/Woodland Cree (nehiyaw) singer-songwriter and storyteller offered an opening song and blessing, on the invitation of the organisers of Landspeak.
This song and blessing led into the opening full session with Liam Ó Maonlaí and Pura Fé, and was then given a counterpoint in the day’s closing, when Joseph returned to offer a story to close the day.
Full Landspeak 2021 archive: