Pakesso Mukash performs national anthem partly in Cree before Montreal Toronto match

For anyone who has ever loved hockey, attending a Montreal Canadiens game against the arch-rival Toronto Maple Leafs on a Saturday night is a thrilling experience. The game played March 26 held special significance for Pakesso Mukash he was singing the national anthem in Cree, French and English for the team’s inaugural Indigenous Celebration Night. “The fact that one of the most storied franchises in all of sports opened the door for us to gently walk through is incredibly meaningful,’’ Mukash told the Nation. “It’s not even about me. It’s a small step for me as an artist but it’s a huge stride for the Canadiens organization and for Indigenous people.’’ While Mukash has performed on many stages as co-founder of the Juno-winning group CerAmony, it’s safe to say that…

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