She’s no stranger to Saskatchewan or Mosaic Stadium, now a national audience will get a chance to see Saskatchewan’s Teagan Littlechief as she has been tabbed to sing the national anthem before the 109th Grey Cup.
The recording artist from White Bear First Nations of Treaty 4, located north of Carlyle, will perform the national anthem in Cree, English and French.
“I’m so thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to showcase Indigenous language and culture at the Grey Cup in my home province,” said Littlechief in a news release. “As we continue to build a better country through reconciliation, inclusivity and representation, this is a step in the right direction and it’s a message to all Canadians that we are stronger when we stand together. And how better to send such an important message than through the gift and joy of music.”
“Teagan wows Rider Nation with her rendition of “O Canada” on a regular basis and we are thrilled that the whole country will be able to experience her incredible talent,” said Saskatchewan Roughriders President and CEO, Craig Reynolds. “As we work together towards truth and reconciliation, hearing our national anthem in Cree on a stage as big as the 109th Grey Cup will be a truly special moment for all of us.”
The Grey Cup itself will arrive at CFB Moose Jaw on Monday afternoon, for its short journey down the Trans Canada Highway to the REAL District, where most of the Grey Cup Festival events will be taking place.