Indigenous youth were put in the spotlight in the ceremony that welcomed Canada’s new Liberal government.
The federal government’s new cabinet was sworn in on Wednesday, November 4 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The procession of the prime minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet ministers was led led into the room by Theland Kicknosway, a young Cree drummer.
Young Potawatami/Cree drummer Theland Kicknosway will lead Trudeau, ministers into ballroom for swearing-in today pic.twitter.com/n2GowpF9mN— Jorge Barrera (@JorgeBarrera) November 4, 2015
During the ceremony, Samantha Metcalfe and Cailyn Degranpre gave a throat singing performance and broke into giggles in front of the new prime minister.
And to lead everyone out, there were Riley, Hunter and Jacob McKenzie, three Métis jiggers.
Let us know what you think of the performances!
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