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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe by Chief Dan George, Ann Mortifee & Paul Horn. Kerygma Records KRS 1005 (Canada) Re-Released 1973 by United Artists Records UA-LA 126-F and 1980 by Jabula Records JR 34.
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Dan George | Häuptling Weiße Wolke
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[at a celebration of Canada's 100th anniversary, July 1, 1967] In the long hundred years since the white man came, I have seen my freedom disappear like the salmon going mysteriously out to sea. The white man's strange customs which I could not understand pressed down on me until I could no longer breathe. When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. When I neither ...
Was a successful poet. Wrote two books of poetry, My Heart Soars (1974) and My Spirit Soars (1982). Also recited his famous work, "Lament for Confederation," at Vancouver, British Columbia's 1967 Canadian Centennial celebrations in Empire Stadium; the speech was a stirring - and unexpected - indictment of colonialism's impact on First Nations people and helped galvanize native political activism ...
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