Saturday, December 10, 2005

How do you say "Reindeer" in Ojibwe?

So I'm surfing around one of the many Native communities I belong to, and come across someone talking about Jana. Who is Jana? I didnt know either, but it turns out she's a pop singer and member of the Lumbee tribe. (Isn't Heather Locklear a Lumbee Indian, too? But let's not get distracted..)

Jana has a new Christmas album out, called American Indian Christmas, where on she sings such standards as Silent Night and Joy to the World. The only catch is, she sings them in Native languages. Ten different languages, as I understand it, including Navajo, Arapaho, Ojibwe and others. Sounds interesting, and certainly something a little different than that Regis Christmas album you know you were planning on getting.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great CD. Love her voice. Very beautiful!

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Tara, Tijer Lily Co said...

Absolutely fabulous CD, wonderful vocals. It can be picked up just about everywhere online (if they have any in stock). Check out her website at


8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aanii ~ NDNize from LJ here...

I've seen Jana a couple of times. She was at the UNITY conference a few years back and I saw her somewhere else in concert (perhaps in Milwaukee). She is as close to Britney as NDNs come (although, that might be a bit of an insult -- certainly not meant as one...just that she is very *pop* on one hand).

I know how to say Moose (smile) and Elk in Anishinaabemowin...but Reindeer...I'll have to look up.

2:35 AM  

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