Languages: English and Algonquin
About the story: Judi shares how the drum helps her find her voice.
Learn more: Singing is a powerful way to connect to culture. Judi finds strength in joining a women’s singing group. Join us in learning the Strong Woman song. With roots in Kingston, this beloved song has been shared far and wide across Indigenous communities. We also hear from Fran Chaisson who shares the origin of the song. Hear more songs from Judi’s singing group, Sisters of the Drum: https://www.youtube.com/channel/
Culture and Language Activities
To Sing in Ojibway
Learn Vocabulary: Learn the verb ‘to sing’ in Anishnaabemowin with this vocabulary lesson.
Strong Woman Song
Creative Activity: Learn the Strong Woman song with members of the Kingston Indigenous language nest.
Strong Woman Teaching
Cultural Teaching: Learn from Fran Chaisson about the Strong Woman song, a beloved song whose roots are connected to women from the Kingston Penitentiary.