Susan Aglukark: This Child

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This Child

(sung in the native language of the Inuit people, Inuktitut) Ay ya ya .......ya. UNA NUTAGA IISUMANII II YA YA YA; UNA NUTAGA IISUMANII II YA YA

This child, my fellow human being
This child, let me walk with you
This child, afraid to be *"ayu"
This child, let me be with you

CHORUS: in Inuktitut
This man, searching for the truth
This child, finding her way home
This song, soaring in my heart
This land, a journey still undone

CHORUS: in Inuktitut
This year, I trail my only hope
The moon, is all that I can find
This child, you'll never be alone
For I'm forever by your side
CHORUS: in Inuktitut

*With regrets, this blogger cannot find the English translation of "ayu"





songwriter: Susan Aglukark
performed by: Susan Aglukark
date released: 1995 by Susan Aglukark

Born in Churchill, Manitoba, Susan Aglukark spent the first twelve years of her life moving around the Northwest Territories with her father, who was a Pentecostal minister, her mother and seven siblings. After graduating from high school in Arviat, Nunavut, Aglukark moved to Ottawa to work with the Department of Northern and Indian Affairs as a linguist. Moving back to the Northwest Territories, she began performing in northern Inuit communities as a singer.

In 1995, Susan Aglukark released her second album, "This Child" which soared to national acclaim. A track on the album, "O Siem" (Animals) won her two Juno Awards for that year for New Solo Artist and Music of Canada Aboriginal Recording. Later, she was nominated for three more Juno Awards winning one of them.

In 2004, Susan Aglukard was awarded a DFA from the University of Lethbridge, as well, an LL.D from the University of Alberta in 2005. That same year, she was honoured with Canada's highest award for its citizenry; she was made an Officer in the Order of Canada.




This Child

(sung in the native language of the Inuit people, Inuktitut) Ay ya ya .......ya. UNA NUTAGA IISUMANII II YA YA YA; UNA NUTAGA IISUMANII II YA YA

This child, my fellow human being
This child, let me walk with you
This child, afraid to be *"ayu"
This child, let me be with you

CHORUS: in Inuktitut
This man, searching for the truth
This child, finding her way home
This song, soaring in my heart
This land, a journey still undone

CHORUS: in Inuktitut
This year, I trail my only hope
The moon, is all that I can find
This child, you'll never be alone
For I'm forever by your side
CHORUS: in Inuktitut

*With regrets, this blogger cannot find the English translation of "ayu"





songwriter: Susan Aglukark
performed by: Susan Aglukark
date released: 1995 by Susan Aglukark

Born in Churchill, Manitoba, Susan Aglukark spent the first twelve years of her life moving around the Northwest Territories with her father, who was a Pentecostal minister, her mother and seven siblings. After graduating from high school in Arviat, Nunavut, Aglukark moved to Ottawa to work with the Department of Northern and Indian Affairs as a linguist. Moving back to the Northwest Territories, she began performing in northern Inuit communities as a singer.

In 1995, Susan Aglukark released her second album, "This Child" which soared to national acclaim. A track on the album, "O Siem" (Animals) won her two Juno Awards for that year for New Solo Artist and Music of Canada Aboriginal Recording. Later, she was nominated for three more Juno Awards winning one of them.

In 2004, Susan Aglukard was awarded a DFA from the University of Lethbridge, as well, an LL.D from the University of Alberta in 2005. That same year, she was honoured with Canada's highest award for its citizenry; she was made an Officer in the Order of Canada.




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Quiz #: 2950
Inuk Susan Aglukark performs reverence for the children in the North.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Low Intermediate

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