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Canadian singer Jully Black sings Canada's National Anthem ahead of the NBA All-Star game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron at the Vivint arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 19.PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images

Jully Black is drawing attention for a subtle change she made to the lyrics of O Canada at Sunday’s NBA all-star game.

The Juno Award-winning R&B singer performed the national anthem before the game in Salt Lake City, Utah, and altered one line to recognize the Indigenous people who lived on the land before European settlers.

Ms. Black swapped out the anthem’s usual opening line “O Canada! Our home and native land!” with “O Canada! Our home on native land,” adding a slight emphasis to “on” when she sang.

The new lyrics appeared to draw a largely positive reaction on social media where some viewers praised Ms. Black’s revised lyrics.

The singer was not immediately available for comment.

Rapper Chuck D, a member of U.S. hip-hop group Public Enemy, commended Ms. Black’s performance: “My girl @JullyBlack just kicked the most soulful O Canada I ever heard at 2023 #NBAAllStar game,” he tweeted.

Some criticized Ms. Black’s revision, though this is hardly the first time the words in O Canada have been changed.

For instance, in 2018, a years-long effort to make the anthem more inclusive led by late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger became official when the second line was rewritten to make it gender neutral.

The new wording of the anthem’s English version became “in all of us command” from “in all thy sons command.”

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