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Shaya MacDonald


Do Not Laugh, Move or Breathe During the Freedom Song

"The unwritten rules of the national anthem are: Don’t walk. Don’t sit. Don’t slouch. Don’t giggle. Stand tall. Be quiet. Be still. And most importantly, be obedient." Two-Spirit academic, activist, beader, drummer, and social worker Shaya Macdonald writes about their relationship with the national anthem as a member of Benoit First Nation (Penwaaq L’nu’k), Ktaqmkuk with L’nu and French ancestry.