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Drumming, throat singing and jigging at Rideau Hall

Indigenous kids were featured in the ceremony welcoming in Canada’s new federal government

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.

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!

Header image source: ncc-ccn.gc.ca

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