The Healing Power of Songs


At the Prince Albert Elders' Gathering hosted by First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in March 2020, Florence Allen from Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation shared her knowledge about and sang a Healing Song and the Grandmother Song. She discusses how she came to know these songs and the power that songs have in healing and life transitions – an important reminder of our connection with the spirit world.

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 4: Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, Lakota and Treaty 6: Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota whose language and stories are shared by Elders and Knowledge Keepers. As well, we acknowledge the homeland to many winged, four-legged, crawling, and water creatures.

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Florence Allen, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Guest Speaker, FNUniv Elders' Gathering Prince Albert, SK
Alina Perrault NCCIE Video Editor Regina, SK
Steff Salloum NCCIE Videographer, Community Research Associate, and Website Manager Saskatoon, SK

This video is about:

Coming to know Cree songs from Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
in: Prince Albert, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 10:58 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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