Midnight Shine: Heart of Gold Video

Official Video – Now over 33,000 Youtube Views!

You’ve got to love the feel and the smiles in the Attawapiskat-filmed video that even credits the Rez Dogs. And it’s even more fun to sing along in Cree.

(N-dialect text transcription, thanks to Ken Paupanekis)

niwî-pimâtisin, niwî-mîniwân
ninanâtawâpamâw kâ-mino-têhêt
môna nitayân ôhi kêkwâna
ê-nâtawâpamak kâ-mino-têhêt
âsay (ê)-kisênîwiyân
ê-nâtawâpamak kâ-mino-têhêt
âsay (ê)-kisênîwiyân

ᓂᐑᐱᒫᑎᓯᐣ,  ᓂᐑᒦᓂᐚᐣ
ᓂᓇᓈᑕᐚᐸᒫᐤ  ᑳᒥᓄᑌᐦᐁᐟ
ᒨᓇ ᓂᑕᔮᐣ ᐆᐦᐃ  ᑫᒁᓇ
ᐁᓈᑕᐚᐸᒪᐠ  ᑳᒥᓄᑌᐦᐁᐟ
ᐋᓴᐩ  ᐁᑭᓭᓃᐏᔮᐣ
ᐁᓈᑕᐚᐸᒪᐠ  ᑳᒥᓄᑌᐦᐁᐟ
ᐋᓴᐩ  ᐁᑭᓭᓃᐏᔮᐣ

I wanna live, I wanna give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold
It’s these expressions I never give
That keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old
That keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old

Read more at an earlier CLN post about this great Neil Young cover

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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